25 June 2022

Regular legislative session through Jun. 25, 2022

Here come the vetoes of several good bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 54 was vetoed by the governor; HB 364 was signed by the governor; HB 369 was signed by the governor; HB 455 was signed by the governor; HB 618 was signed by the governor; HB 655 was signed by the governor; HB 865 was signed by the governor; HB 953 was vetoed by the governor; HB 969 was vetoed by the governor; HB 1031 was signed by the governor; HB 1059 was vetoed by the governor; HB 1074 was signed by the governor; SB 104 was signed by the governor; SB 141 was vetoed by the governor; SB 143 was signed by the governor; SB 144 was signed by the governor; SB 350 was vetoed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 190 was signed by the governor; HB 557 was signed by the governor; HB 1012 was signed by the governor; SB 201 was signed by the governor.

18 June 2022

Regular legislative session through Jun. 18, 2022

And, choices are being made by the governor on bills. Not surprisingly, he’s not acting on almost every good bill as most of these express policy with which he disagrees, as this strategy keeps his political options open, while he is more likely to sign promptly bills with which he agrees.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: SB 112 was signed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 308 was signed by the governor; HB 363 was signed by the governor; SB 201 was signed by the governor.

11 June 2022

Regular legislative session through Jun. 11, 2022

The session has ended, and now it’s up to the governor to make choices on bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 54 conference report was adopted by the House and the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 166 was concurred in and sent to the Secretary of State; HB 178 was sent to the Secretary of State; HB 185 was sent to the governor; HB 194 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 364 was sent to the governor; HB 369 was sent to the governor; HB 544 was vetoed; HB 618 passed the Senate, was concurred in, and sent to the governor; HB 655 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 865 was sent to the governor; HB 953 was sent to the governor; HB 969 was sent to the governor; HB 1031 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 1059 was concurred in and sent to the governor; HB 1074 was sent to the governor; SB 44 became law without the governor’s signature; SB 141 was concurred in and sent to the governor; SB 143 was sent to the governor; SB 144 was sent to the governor; SB 258 was signed by the governor; SB 350 was sent to the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 190 was sent to the governor; HB 363 was sent to the governor; HB 557 was sent to the governor.

04 June 2022

Regular legislative session through Jun. 4, 2022

HB 37 was amended into an almost unrecognizable form from its original language, and thus is dropped from the list of good bills. HB 707 was amended into a better form and thus is dropped from the list of bad bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 54 with minor amendment passed Senate committee and with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 117 passed the Senate and was rejected; HB 166 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 178 passed Senate committee and the Senate; HB 185 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 194 with minor amendment passed Senate committee and with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 202 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 269 failed to pass the Senate; HB 364 with minor amendment passed Senate committee, passed the Senate, and was concurred in; HB 369 passed the Senate; HB 412 passed Senate committee; HB 455 was sent to the governor; HB 526 passed Senate committee; HB 544 was sent to the governor; HB 655 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 681 passed the Senate; HB 701 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 865 passed the Senate; HB 953 passed the Senate; HB 969 passed the Senate; HB 1031 with minor amendment passed Senate committee and passed the Senate; HB 1059 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 1074 passed Senate committee and passed the Senate; SB 104 was sent to the governor; SB 112 was passed by the House and concurred in; SB 141 passed the House; SB 143 with minor amendment passed the House and was concurred in; SB 144 passed the House; SB 258 was sent to the governor; SB 350 passed the House; SB 383 was concurred in and sent to the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 190 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 308 was sent to the governor; HB 557 was concurred in; HB 1012 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; SB 201 passed the House and was sent to the governor.

28 May 2022

Regular legislative session through May 28, 2022

HB 649 gained new life by becoming amended into a benign form. Thus, it was removed from the list of bad bills. And, SB 354 was amended to make it almost unrecognizable, so it has been removed from the list of good bills.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 29 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 33 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 37 passed Senate committee; HB 43 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 117 passed Senate committee; HB 166 passed Senate committee; HB 178 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 194 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 369 passed Senate committee; HB 428 failed to pass the House; HB 455 passed Senate committee and the Senate; HB 526 passed Senate committee; HB 544 passed the Senate; HB 618 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 655 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 811 passed Senate committee; HB 865 passed Senate committee; HB 978 passed Senate committee; HB 1074 passed Senate committee; SB 44 was concurred in and sent to the governor; SB 104 passed the House; SB 258 was passed by the House.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 190 passed Senate committee; HB 195 passed Senate committee; HB 254 failed to pass the House; HB 308 passed the Senate; HB 363 passed the Senate; HB 557 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 707 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 1012 passed Senate committee.