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Bill Chapman      
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2021 Legislative Session

LEGISLATIVE SESSION  

 

The legislature was in session this past week on Wednesday. The only issues on the table were the renomination to eight years of superior court judges and state referees.  They were all approved.

In the past week: 


There was a packed public hearing discussing a proposed 35 percent excise tax on ammunition with advocates on both sides.

After citizens protesting a proposal to eliminate religious exemptions for immunizations, those who opposed the legislation returned this week to listen to the Public Health Committee vote on this proposal, though at first grandfathering children presently exempted. The committee approved the amended bill. The next morning, there were already over 100 amendments to be proposed for the bill when it comes up on the floor, maybe as early as next week.

The Insurance Committee was filled as an insulin cost cap bill was before a public hearing.

On Monday, March 2, the Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the adult use of cannabis.

A state senator was called out for requesting lobbyist donations for her workplace where she works as executive director, and is the solo full-time staff. This senator co-chairs the legislative committee that has cognizance over elections and campaign funding.

Joint favorable (JF) deadlines for committees begin on March 12.


CAPITOL UPDATE VIDEO    


Rep. Steve Stafstrom, Judiciary Committee chair and a member at Pullman & Comley, is this week’s visitor in our Capitol Update. Rep. Stafstrom, a CBA member and former government relations director for the YLS, is in his first term as the Judiciary Committee chair. He shares their committee's process on and how which bills get raised.


YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION (YLS) LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Save the Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Legislative Office Building


PUBLIC HEARINGS 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 


JUDICIARY COMMITTEE at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2C


TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1E


PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2B



TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020 


COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1C


LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E


PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1D


INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE at 11:15 A.M. in Room 2D


VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2C


GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE at 12:30 P.M. in Room 2A


HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE at 12:30 P.M. in Room 2B


THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E


INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2D

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1D  

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1A  

COMMERCE COMMITTEE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE at 12:00 P.M. in Room 1E
HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2A 

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE at 12:30 P.M. in Room 2C 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE at 12:30 P.M. in Room 1B.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE: 
A Joint Public Hearing at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2E

EDUCATION COMMITTEE at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1E

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2D

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1D

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2B



COMMITTEE MEETINGS 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020 

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2D 


THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020 

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2A

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE following a 10:00 A.M. public hearing in Room 2E


COMMITTEE FORUMS AND PRESENTATIONS 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE INFORMATIONAL FORUM on MEDICAID 101 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2E

 

COMMERCE COMMITTEE INFORMATIONAL HEARING on The Manufacturing Caucus at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1B.