This is a list of bad legislation, previously highlighted on the site, that is still in one chamber. Please take a look and email/call the appropriate committees. There’s still a little time left to fight!
SB 281 – needs no explanation. Currently in the House.
HB 1499 – campaign finance reform – passed House unanimously and allows up to $25,000 in aggregate anonymous contributions and enables public campaign financing in the counties/cities.
HB 1440 – to regulate composting facilities (only Dwyer voted against it in the House). Hearing (Senate) 4/2 at 1:00 p.m.
SB 194 – to potentially neuter charter schools (they’re much more successful than regular public schools)
SB 1026 – started out to leave raw honey producers alone by not requiring a permit to sell but was amended to make this a workgroup to see if that was a good idea.
HB 1302 – creates a commission on “tax policy, reform, and fairness” – passed House unanimously, hearing in Senate Budget and Taxation 4/4.
HB 1170 – “smart growth investment fund” – passed House and now in Senate Health, Education, and Environmental Affairs.
HB 264 – to decrease privacy of juvenile records – only 9 voted against in the House. In Senate, Judicial Proceedings.
HB 613 – adds “sustainable communities” to those which can incur debt and condemn property – only 21 voted against in the House. Hearing 4/2 in Judicial Proceedings.
HB 489 – makes not only States Attorneys a protected class but adds Public Defenders – in Senate (passed Judicial Proceedings).
HB 197 – 5 points on one’s license for using a vehicle in the course of littering (can be as little as a receipt flying out your window to a refrigerator). This was cross-filed and killed in the Senate committee and hopefully the same will happen to this House version.
SB 399 – ensures MVA can collect girls’/women’s names for Selective Service registration. In House Environmental Matters, had its hearing, awaiting vote.
HB 292 – repeals sunset on collecting DNA of people who have been *charged* with certain crimes (no conviction required). Now in Senate Judicial Proceedings, no vote yet.
SB 339 – makes using a cell phone while driving a “primary offense”. In House, hearing 4/2.
SB 30 – prohibits smoking in a car that is carrying anyone 8 or under. In House Environmental Matters committee.