08 May 2021

Regular legislative session through May 8, 2021

Committee action transformed HB 132, HB 379, and HB 652 into benign bills, and these have been removed from the list of bad bills. Also, bad bill HB 480 was reported by substitute, but the text of that as yet to be filed.

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 passed the House; HB 118 with major amendment passed the House; HB 167 passed Senate committee; HB 199 with minor amendment passed Senate committee; HB 211 passed the House; HB 256 passed the House; HB 280 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 423 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 438 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 578 passed House committee; HB 579 was deferred involuntarily; HB 596 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 599 became substituted for with HB 704; HB 650 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 653 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 704 passed House committee; SB 4 passed the Senate; SB 124 passed the Senate; SB 156 with minor amendment passed the Senate;  SB 198 with minor amendment passed the Senate; SB 224 with minor amendment passed Senate committee.

THIS WEEK FOR THE BAD: HB 7 passed House committee; HB 84 passed the House; HB 245 passed House committee; HB 248 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 324 failed to pass the House; HB 378 passed the House; HB 391 passed the House; HB 402 passed House committee; HB 468 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 497 became substituted for by HB 702; HB 635 passed House committee; HB 702 passed House committee; SB 24 passed House committee.

01 May 2021

Regular legislative session through May 1, 2021

From here on out, the only new bills are old bills, substitutes. This provokes another bad bill, HB 699 as a substitute for HB 524 (see below).

Also, HB 292 and HB 293 have been dropped from the list of good bills and instead join the list of bad bills. They are intended to create a flat rate for corporate income taxation and eliminate the federal tax deduction for corporations. However, in current form they produce a substantial net tax increase (see below).

THIS WEEK FOR THE GOOD: HB 20 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 118 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 154 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 167 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 211 with minor amendment passed House committee; HB 256 passed House committee; HB 273 passed House committee; HB 349 with minor amendment passed House committee and with minor amendment passed the House; HB 393 passed House committee; HB 454 was deferred involuntarily; HB 581 with minor amendment passed the House; HB 596 with minor amendment passed House committee; SB 4 passed Senate committee; SB 91 with minor amendment passed the Senate; SB 115 passed Senate committee; SB 118 with major amendment passed the Senate; SB 124 passed Senate committee; SB 156 passed Senate committee; SB 194 passed the Senate; SB 198 passed Senate committee; SB 219 with major amendment passed the Senate; SB 221 with minor amendment passed the Senate.