- 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 45 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 3 and opposition of 2 with 0 being of interest.
Of the 28 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 5 and opposition of 5 with 3 being of interest.
|Support||SB206||prohibiting corporal punishment in child day care agencies.||Children and Family Law||Tue 3/28||9:30 AM||LOB Room 206-208||This bill expands the definition of endangerment to include corporal punishment as defined by the department of health and human services.|
|Of Interest||HB170||requiring the teaching of cursive handwriting and multiplication tables.||Education||Tue 3/28||9:15 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill requires school boards to teach cursive handwriting and the memorization of multiplication tables.|
|Support||HB296||relative to local authority for granting driveway permits.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Tue 3/28||9:45 AM||LOB Room 103||This bill clarifies the authority for local land use boards to regulate driveway access for residential properties.|
|Support||HB119||relative to homestead food operation licensure.||Energy and Natural Resources||Tue 3/28||9:45 AM||SH Room 103||This bill allows homestead food operations to sell food, excluding potentially hazardous food, from the homestead residence, at the owner’s farm stand, or at farmers’ markets.|
|Support||HB31||repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles.||Judiciary||Tue 3/28||1:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill repeals the prohibition, penalty, and exceptions relating to the carrying and possessing with intent to sell a black jack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles.|
|Of Interest||HB97||establishing an additional penalty for a violation of privacy.||Judiciary||Tue 3/28||1:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill increases the penalty for certain offenses that constitute a violation of privacy.|
|Support||HB201||relative to changing the penalties for driving without a license.||Judiciary||Tue 3/28||1:30 PM||SH Room 100||This bill changes the penalties for driving without a license to a violation, unless the individualis convicted for second time in a 12-month period.|
|Support||HB307||relative to attorney’s fees in actions under the right to know law.||Judiciary||Tue 3/28||1:45 PM||SH Room 100||This bill requires the court to issue a final judgment in favor of the requester before attorney’s fees are awarded under the right to know law.|
|Of Interest||HB321||relative to minutes from nonpublic sessions under the right to know law.||Judiciary||Tue 3/28||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill requires public bodies to review meeting minutes withheld from public disclosure at least every 10 years to determine whether they should continue to be withheld. Minutes not reviewed after 10 years shall be made public.|
|Support||SB245||relative to the inspection of hotel guest records.||Criminal Justice and Public Safety||Wed 3/29||11:00 AM||LOB Room 202-204||This bill clarifies the obligation of hotels and similar lodgings to maintain a record of each guest.|
|Oppose||SB136||prohibiting the employment or volunteering of a revoked or suspended educator.||Education||Wed 3/29||1:00 PM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill prohibits the hiring or service of a person by a school administrative unit, school district, chartered public school, or nonpublic school who is listed on the department of education’s list of revoked and suspended educators.|
|Support||SB35||relative to RSV vaccine administration.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Wed 3/29||10:30 AM||LOB Room 201-203||This bill authorizes pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and licensed advanced pharmacy technicians to administer an RSV vaccine to adults.|
|Oppose||SB149||relative to nurse agencies.||Executive Departments and Administration||Thu 3/30||11:30 AM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill establishes a licensing and application process for nurse agencies.|