Tuesday, April 18th
Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee, 8:30 a.m., LP 12
Senate Bill 559 (HB 1374):
This bill would create a state office that helps local governments with public-private initiatives dealing with transportation facilities.
Note: This bill will also be heard in the House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in LP 16.
House Local Government Committee, 9 a.m., LP 31
Note: This bill passed on the Senate floor yesterday (April 13th).
House Education Administration & Planning Cmmte., 9 a.m., LP 29
House Bill 395 (SB 381): This piece of legislation would mandate that any school buses ordered or purchased after July 1st of next year be equipped with a seat belt system. Any buses currently in operation would have to have seat belts installed by July 1st, 2023.
House Finance, Ways & Means Committee, 12 p.m., LP 16
House Bill 325 (SB 1214): This is a"clean-up" workers' compensation bill that has been introduced by the administration. We have read the legislation and do not have any issues with this bill.
Note: This bill will also be heard on the Senate floor on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.
House Bill 979 (SB 473): Similar to last year's "Right to Earn a Living Act," this enacts the "Freedom to Prosper Act," which limits how local governments may regulate occupations.
Note: This bill will also be heard on the Senate floor on Wednesday at 2 p.m.