Bills We're Watching

 

Education and Workforce Development 

H.3759 (Lucas) - Omnibus Education Reform Bill (House version)

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House; assigned to the Senate Education Committee

S.419 (Hembree) - Omnibus Education Reform Bill (Senate version)

  • Chamber monitoring as amendments are published
  • Passed Senate Education Committee, set for special order in the Senate

S.203 (Young) - School District Consolidation

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the Senate, assigned to House Education and Public Works Committee

H.3757 (Lucas) - Workforce Education Data Oversight Committee

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House, assigned to Senate Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee

H.3263 (Murrell Smith) and S.455 (Alexander) - Military Spouse Reciprocal Licensing

  • Chamber supports
  • House version passed the House and received a favorable report from the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
  • Senate version passed Senate and House; the bodies did not concur on amendments so a conference committee was appointed consisting of Senators Gambrell, Scott, and Davis. The House has not yet appointed its conferees. 

H.4336 (Felder) - Commercial Drivers Licenses

  • Chamber supports
  • Favorable report from the House Education and Public Works Committee, recommitted to House Judiciary Committee on the House Floor

Tax and Economic Development 

S.185 (McElveen) - Angel Investor Tax Credit Reauthorization

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed Senate; assigned to House Ways and Means Committee

H.3780 (White) - Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Program - brings internet access to rural communities

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House; assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

H.4334 (Pope) - Income Tax Reform

  • Chamber monitoring
  • In House Ways and Means Committee

H.4431 (Jordan) - Business License Tax Reform

  • Chamber supports
  • Hearing in the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business License Fees Ad Hoc Subcommittee 1/22/2020; another Subcommittee meeting expected 2/5/2019

H.4532 (Pope) - Sales Tax Reform

  • Chamber monitoring
  • In House Ways and Means Committee

H.3998 (Bannister) - Worforce and Senior Affordable Housing Act

  • Chamber supports
  • Favorable report from Senate Finance Commmittee, headed for Senate Floor

Regulations  

S.290 (Talley) - Retail Curbside Pickup of Beer and Wine

  • Chamber supports
  • Favorable report from Senate Judiciary subcommittee, headed for Senate Judiciary Committee

S.394 (Talley) - Auxiliary Container Pre-Emption - stops local governments from passing ordinances banning auxiliary containers from point of sale

  • Chamber supports
  • Favorable report from Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee

H.3200 (Henderson-Myers) - Lactation Support Act 

  • Chamber monitoring
  • Passed the House; received a favorable report from the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee; headed to Senate Floor

H.3660 (McCoy) and S.366 (Davis) - Compassionate Care Act (medical marijuana)

  • Chamber monitoring
  • Senate version has had several subcommittee hearings; in Senate Medical Affairs Committee
  • House version has had a subcommittee hearing

Updated 1/23/2020