- These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
- Click on the bill number to read the bill.
- Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.
Of the 5 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 2 being of interest. It is worth note that there appears to be no House hearings listed in the PDF calendar document, however based on the digital calendar and state database, it does appear that several bills will be heard by the House ED&A committee on Tuesday.
Of the 45 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 12 and opposition of 12 with 4 being of interest.
|Support||HB1081||relative to the dissolution of a village district.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 3/28||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill allows for the dissolution of a village district by a simple majority vote at an annual district meeting.|
|Of Interest||HB1567||(New Title) relative to consequences resulting from election official misconduct.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 3/28||2:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill allows the attorney general to seek a civil penalty against the local government entity in which an election official was found to have negligently engaged in misconduct.|
|Support||HB1613||(New Title) relative to certain liquor manufacturers.||Commerce||Tue 3/29||9:40 AM||SH Room 100||This bill authorizes a liquor manufacturer distilling less than 1,000 cases of liquor per year to sell its liquor at its facility for off-premises consumption and establishes fees for domestic liquor manufacturers based on the number of cases they produce per year.|
|Support||HB1298||relative to eligibility for the education tax credit.||Education||Tue 3/29||9:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill increases the household income level to qualify as an eligible student under the education tax credit program.|
|Support||HB1132||relative to applications for a charter conversion school.||Education||Tue 3/29||9:30 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill removes certain vote requirements for conversion of a public school to a chartered public school and adds the requirement for a two-thirds majority vote of the school district at a regular annual meeting.|
|Support||HB1434||relative to the availability of school curriculum materials.||Education||Tue 3/29||10:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill requires that curriculum course materials taught to pupils in public schools and public academies be available to the public.|
|Of Interest||HB1546||(New Title) defining PFAS and enabling the commissioner of the department of environmental services to adopt rules relative to airborne PFAS in certain circumstances.||Energy and Natural Resources||Tue 3/29||10:15 AM||SH Room 103||This bill defines PFAS and allows the commissioner of the department of environmental services to adopt rules about airborne PFAS in certain circumstances.|
|Of Interest||SB223||relative to requirements for recovery houses.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 3/29||10:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill modifies the requirements for facility bedroom square-footage in order for recovery houses to be exempted from certain requirements of the state fire code by the state fire marshal.|
|Of Interest||SB397||(New Title) relative to the mental health counseling compact and the interstate compact for the placement of children.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 3/29||1:00 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill adopts the mental health counseling compact as well as the 2009 edition of the interstate compact for the placement of children.|
|Of Interest||HB1476||relative to persons arrested while out on bail.||Judiciary||Tue 3/29||1:30 PM||SH Room 100||This bill provides that a person who commits an offense while on bail shall be detained without bail pending a hearing before a judge.|
|Support||HB1360||relative to penalties for controlled drug violations.||Judiciary||Tue 3/29||1:45 PM||SH Room 100||This bill changes the penalty for certain schedule I, II, III, and IV drug offenses.|
|Of Interest||HB1597||permitting arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court.||Judiciary||Tue 3/29||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill permits arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court.|
|Oppose||HB1316||directing the director of the state police to develop requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft.||Transportation||Tue 3/29||2:30 PM||LOB Room 101||This bill directs the director of the state police to make rules relative to safety requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft.|
|Support||HB1171||exempting certain niche beauty services from licensure requirements.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 3/30||9:00 AM||SH Room 103||This bill exempts niche beauty services from occupational and shop license requirements.|
|Support||HB1560||relative to nonresident licensure by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 3/30||9:25 AM||SH Room 103||This bill modifies the requirements for nonresident licensure by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics.|
|Support||HB1330||(New Title) repealing the board of medical technicians in the office of professional licensure and certification.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 3/30||10:20 AM||SH Room 103||This bill repeals the requirements for the certification and regulation of medical technicians by the office of professional licensure and certification.|
|Oppose||HB103||establishing a dental benefit under the state Medicaid program.||Health and Human Services||Wed 3/30||9:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to solicit information and to contract with dental managed care organizations to provide dental care to persons under the Medicaid managed care program.|
|Support||HB1044||(New Title) relative to direct payment and membership-based health care facilities.||Health and Human Services||Wed 3/30||9:45 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill exempts facilities operating with membership-based or direct payment business models from certain special licensing provisions.|
|Support||HB1131||relative to facial covering policies for schools.||Health and Human Services||Wed 3/30||10:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill prohibits school boards and other public education agencies from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.|
|Support||HB1221||(New Title) relative to the rate of the business profits tax.||Ways and Means||Wed 3/30||10:15 AM||SH Room 100||This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023.|