March 30, 2022 – Legislative Session Update

Adjournment / Vetoes We were on the floor until midnight Friday when finally every bill had been voted on. I moved to adjourn sine die to end the session, but my motion was defeated on a near party-line vote as the GOP wanted to remain in session to potentially...

March 9, 2022 – Legislative Session Update

Librarians HB666 just passed the house on Monday. It provides that librarians, teachers and museum workers can face up to a year in jail for providing “material harmful to a minor.” It is not clear what this encompasses, but the statutory language would...

February 24, 2022 – Legislative Session Update

Voting There are at least three voting restriction bills coming through right now. HB547 makes it a crime to deliver someone else’s ballot if they are not in your family / household. I am very concerned about this bill, which was opposed by disability advocates,...

Democrats Disappointed in Gov. Littleā€™s Decision to Sign SB 1110

Just a day after Gov. Brad Little vetoed legislation seeking to trim his emergency powers, he signed Senate Bill 1110 into law, destroying the initiative and referendum rights of the people. The bill seeks to make an already onerous process ostensibly impossible by...

Happenings at the Statehouse – March 17, 2021

Let’s hope we’re heading into the final stretch. We now have three House members who tested positive for COVID just this week, so it would seem wise to wrap things up before it gets worse. Foster care I wanted to start with some good news. Our bill to...