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Highlights for Week 6: February 27 – March 2
These are the bills that passed the House this week. (clicking the title of the bill, will take you to the text of the full version)
- House Bill 87 – Billboard Amendments - This bill allows billboard owners greater flexibility to advertise their client’s businesses on electronic billboards, and prohibits municipalities from enacting certain restrictions.
- House Bill 148 – Transfer of Public Lands and Related Study - If enacted, the proposed bill would require the federal government to transfer the title of public lands to the state. It also requires a study to collect information regarding the transfer of said lands. Here’s some more information about the bill.
- House Bill 155 – Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Recipients – This bill would require those who receive TANF benefits to submit a written questionnaire to determine the likeliness of a possible recipient of potential substance abuse.
- House Bill 156 – Public Education Program Amendments – This bill eliminates some programs from the public education system in order to ensure the taxpayer’s dollar is spent most efficiently, and where it will be of most use for students.
- House Bill 272 – Pilot Coverage for Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorders - This bill would create a pilot program, that is funded jointly by the state, private insurances companies, along with other donators.
- House Bill 354 – Alcohol Beverage Amendments – This bill would make changes to the operation of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Here’s a blog post about the bill that was written this past week.
- House Bill 395 – Firearms Amendments - This bill would allow those who have been acquitted of a criminal act to purchase a firearm.
- House Bill 407 - New Car Safety and Emissions Inspections – This bill would eliminate the requirement of cars less than 2 years old to receive inspections.
- House Bill 500 – Education Reporting Efficiency Amendments – This bill would require the State Board of Education to determine how best to report on the schools.
- House Joint Resolution 13 – Tax Opinion Question - This non-binding resolution would ask the voters their opinion on raising the Zoo, Arts, and Parks tax.