24 June 2017

Legislative regular session through Jun. 24, 2017

The governor keeps on signing bills, with his period to act ending in a few days.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 113 was signed by the governor; HB 556 was signed by the governor; SB 111 was signed by the governor; SB 243 was signed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 454 was signed by the governor; HB 681 was signed by the governor; SB 83 was signed by the governor; SB 106 was signed by the governor; SB 254 was signed by the governor.

19 June 2017

Legislative regular session through Jun. 17, 2017

It’s all over but the signing and vetoing of legislation.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 82 was signed by the governor; HB 556 was signed by the governor; SB 111 was signed by the governor.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 544 was signed the governor; SB 139 was signed by the governor.

11 June 2017

Legislative regular session through Jun. 10, 2017

Ordinarily, we could breathe easily at the adjournment of a regular session. Unfortunately, a special session has sent the regular session into overtime. However, as it only pertains to budgetary matters, this blog will not cover it. Meanwhile, the aftermath of the regular session continues with the governor making choices on how to handle bills and potentially the Legislature deciding to have an override session.

At the eleventh hour, amendments to HB 249 made this a benign bill.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 82 was sent to the governor; HB 113 passed the Senate and was sent to the governor; HB 566 was sent to the governor; SB 67 passed the House, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; SB 98 passed the House, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; SB 100 passed the House, was concurred in, and was sent to the governor; SB 243 was passed by the House and sent to the governor.

04 June 2017

Legislative regular session through Jun. 3, 2017

By way of amendment that allows replenishment of the Budget Stabilization Fund with federal disaster-related reimbursements, HB 255 was transformed into a benign bill.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 82 was concurred in, HB 272 was deferred involuntarily by Senate committee; HB 302 was deferred involuntarily by Senate committee; HB 351 was deferred involuntarily by Senate committee; HB 360 with major amendment passed the House and was deferred involuntarily by Senate committee; HB 556 passed Senate committee and the Senate; HB 676 was deferred involuntarily by Senate committee; SB 67 passed House committee; SB 98 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 100 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 111 passed the House and was sent to the governor; SB 198 was deferred involuntarily; SB 243 passed House committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 249 with minor amendment passed the House and passed Senate committee; HB 454 with minor amendment passed Senate committee and passed the Senate; HB 544 passed Senate committee and the Senate; HB 667 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 681 with major amendment passed the House, with major amendment passed Senate committee, and passed the Senate; SB 25 passed House committee; SB 79 passed House committee; SB 106 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 139 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 254 with minor amendment passed the House and the Senate concurred.

28 May 2017

Legislative regular session through May 27, 2017

HB 685 had its most salutary features amended out, so it has been removed from the list of good bills. HB 353 also was withdrawn from the list of bad bills, as it was amended to tie it to another bill that made it revenue neutral.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 82 with minor amendment passed the Senate; HB 117 passed the House; HB 601 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 111 passed House committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 67 failed to pass the House; HB 443 passed House committee and failed to pass the House; HB 454 with minor amendment passed the House, HB 544 passed Senate committee; HB 667 with minor amendment passed the House; SB 71 passed the House and was sent to the governor; SB 79 passed the Senate; SB 83 passed House committee; SB 153 was deferred involuntarily; SB 254 with minor amendment passed House committee.