Week 10 Legislative Recap

Week 10 Legislative Recap

As bills advance, many of them are being signed into law. Those with emergency clauses will become effective on signing; others will become effective at dates written into the language of the bill. This quickly moving segment of the legislative session is crucial to...
Week 9 Legislative Recap

Week 9 Legislative Recap

The 9th Week of the legislative session brought another deadline: April 14th was the last day for House Measures to pass Senate committees and for Senate bills to pass House Committees, except for Appropriations and Budget Committee bills. One reason that the House...
Weeks 7 and 8 Legislative Recap

Weeks 7 and 8 Legislative Recap

Weeks 7 and 8 of the legislative session saw bills move from their house of origin to committees in the opposite chamber. This is a period of legislative session where bills are trimmed, amended, and culled – where some challenging work is done to ensure that the...
Week 6 Legislative Recap

Week 6 Legislative Recap

Week 6 Recap Public Health The COVID pandemic has been a source of much contentious legislation. HB 3145, which attempts to consolidate school district policies surrounding communicable diseases, passed on party lines, as did HB 3159, a bill which gained media...
Week 5 Legislative Recap

Week 5 Legislative Recap

Week 5 Recap The fifth week of the legislative session was short due to the legislature’s spring break, but important movement was still occurring as we get closer to the third reading deadlines in the House and the Senate. Civil Rights The House passed a positive...

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