2018 Legislative Priorities

2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE VIDEO SERIES

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ITEMS WE ARE WATCHING

CHILD SAFETY ALARM ACT

SB 486 - Sponsored by Senator Stewart HB 305 - Sponsored by Representative Antone

Designates act as "Child Safety Alarm Act"; requires vehicles used by child care facilities & large family child care homes to be equipped with alarm system that prompts driver to inspect vehicle for children before exiting vehicle; requires DCF to maintain list of approved alarm systems.
Status of HB 305

10/11/2017    

Filed

10/18/2017

Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

 

 

Status of SB 486

10/10/2017    

Filed

10/25/2017

Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Transportation; Rules Committees

 

 

 

SMOKING BOUNDARIES WITHIN PARKS

SB 562 - Sponsored by Senator Mayfield HB 627 - Sponsored by Representative Altman

Authorizing municipalities and counties to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of certain public parks, etc.

Status of HB 627

11/09/2017   

Filed

11/27/2017    

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee 

 

 

Status of SB 562

10/19/2017     

 Filed

11/02/2017

 Referred to Community Affairs; Healthy Policy; and Rules Committee

 01/16/2018

 On Community Affairs Agenda 4:00 p.m. 301 SOB



TRAVEL - CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS

HB 815 - Sponsored by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Avila; (CO-INTRODUCERS) La Rosa SB 1180 - Sponsored by Senator Steube

Authorizing municipalities and counties to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of certain public parks, etc.

Status of SB 1180

12/07/2017   

Filed

12/18/2017    

Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; and Rules Committees

 

 

Status of HB 815

11/28/2017    

 Filed

12/08/2017

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; and Government Accountability Committee

 01/10/2018

 CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee


URBAN FORESTING

SB 574 - Sponsored by Senator Steube HB 521 - Sponsored by Representative Edwards

Preempting to the state the regulation of the trimming, removal, or harvesting of trees and timber on private property; prohibiting local governments from prohibiting the burial of vegetative debris on certain properties, etc.

Status of HB 521

11/03/2017

Filed

11/15/2017     

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee

 

 

Status of SB 574

10/20/2017    

Filed

11/02/2017

Referred to Community Affairs; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; and Rules Committees

 

 

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