Countdown: 2 good bills

On “sine die” Eve, I wanted to talk about two bills that I really like. SB 157, Government Records Amendments, deals with transparency and access to government records. It does a couple of things. It modifies the process of appealing the denial of a record request and allows petitioners who were denied by a governmental…

Countdown: The “Three Amigos” of the House

As our countdown continues, the 3rd to the last day of the 2015 session focuses on the “Three Amigos” of House Leadership. First, Speaker Greg Hughes. At the end of┬áhis first session, it has been a bit of a tumultuous ride, with a number of significant bills and not insignificant differences of opinion. Speaker Hughes…

Countdown continues: 5 days left, 5 bills you probably haven’t heard of

The countdown continues to the end of the 2015 legislative session. Here are 5 bills you may not have heard of. S.B. 89 Aquatic Invasive Species Fee This bill imposes a fee on certain motorboats and sailboats. This bill provides that the fees be used for the purpose of aquatic invasive species interdiction. This bill…