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Updated 11/18/2021

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    CLOTHING OPTIONAL BEACHES

    SB 176 by Senator Pizzo

    Clothing-optional Locations; Specifying that an exception to the commission of the offense of unlawful exposure of sexual organs includes clothing-optional beaches; requiring the Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection to amend a specified rule to comply with this act, etc.

    Status of SB 176

    9/14/2021 Filed
    9/21/2021 Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; and Rules Committees

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    PREEMPTION OF RECYCLABLE AND POLYSTYRENE MATERIALS

    SB 320 by Senator Stewart 

    HB 6063 by Representatives Grieco; Eskamani; Gottlieb

    Removing the preemption of local laws regarding the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags; removing the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of polystyrene products to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, etc.

    Status of SB 320

    9/22/2021 Filed
    10/31/2021 Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; and Rules Committees

    Status of HB 6063

    10/20/2021 Filed
    11/5/2021 Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; and Commerce Committee

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    PREEMPTION OF TREE PRUNING, TRIMMING AND REMOVAL

    SB 316 by Senator Stewart

    HB 6025 by Representatives Eskamani

    Repealing a provision relating to tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property, etc.

    Status of SB 316

    9/22/2021 Filed
    10/13/2021 Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; and Rules Committees

    Status of HB 6025

    9/13/2021 Filed
    9/22/2021 Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; and State Affairs Committee

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    PUBLIC BATHING PLACES

    SB 604 by Senator Berman

    HB 393 by Representative Hiskin and Eskamani

    Revises definition of term "public bathing place"; requires, rather than authorizes, DOH to adopt & enforce certain rules & to issue health advisories under certain circumstances; requires DOH to notify municipality or county if health advisory is issued against swimming in public bathing places; requires certain signage to be posted around public bathing places under certain circumstances; requires DOH to monitor affected public bathing places; authorizes DOH to coordinate with DEP & FWCC to implement signage requirements.

    Status of SB 604

    10/22/2021 Filed
    11/3/2021 Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; and Appropriations Committees


    Status of HB 393

    10/21/2021 Filed
    11/5/2021 Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; and Health & Human Services Committee

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    SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

    SB 224 by Senator Gruters, Bradley, Farmer, Berman

    HB 105 by Representatives Fine; Altman; Benjamin; Duran; Eskamani; Goff-Marcil; Grieco; Killebrew; LsMarca; and Tant

    Regulation of Smoking in Public Places; Authorizing counties and municipalities to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of public beaches and public parks under certain circumstances; prohibiting smoking within the boundaries of a state park, etc.

    Status of SB 224

    9/15/2021 Filed
    9/21/2021 Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; and Rules
    11/3/2021 Favorable by Community Affairs Committee


    Status of HB 105

    9/15/2021 Filed
    9/22/2021 Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee; and Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

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    STATE PARK ENTRANCE FEES WAIVED FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS

    SB 232 by Senator Harrell

    HB 115 by Representative Casello

    State Park Fee Discounts; Providing certain entrance passes for specified military members and veterans at no charge, etc.

    Status of SB 232

    9/15/2021 Filed
    10/13/2021 Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security; Environmental and Natural Resources; and Appropriations Committees
    11/30/2021 Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee


    Status of HB 115

    9/15/2021 Filed
    9/21/2021 Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee

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    SURPLUS OF STATE OWNED LANDS

    SB 290 by Senator Ausley

    Authorizing the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to dispose of surplus non-conservation lands at specified values under certain circumstances; authorizing the board to donate such lands to fiscally constrained counties under certain circumstances; authorizing the board of trustees to sell or lease surplus non-conservation lands located in fiscally constrained counties to private entities under certain circumstances, etc.

    Status of SB 290

    9/22/2021 Filed
    10/12/2021 Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; Rules