As we wind down the 8th week of the 2021 Regular Session, more than 270 bills have been signed into law.
Next week, the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee will begin hearing proposals for constitutional amendments. According to Joint Rules, the House and Senate can each recommend one amendment, but it must be approved by a majority in both chambers. A 2/3 vote is required by both chambers to introduce a third proposed constitutional amendment.
This week, the House passed more than 50 bills, including the following:
HB1061-This bill creates the No Patient Left Alone Act. The bill outlines visitation rights for hospital patients, including children, patients with disabilities, hospice care, long-term care patients, and members of the clergy.
SB6-This bill would ban abortions except those performed to protect the life and health of the mother.
HB1568-This bill creates a legislative study on the possible use of election technology to increase transparency and security.
SB137-This bill states that a local government shall not adopt any ordinance or policy that would prohibit a customer's right to purchase, use, connect, or reconnect to a utility service.