After a series of protracted floor sessions last week, there was just one this week as most of the major omnibus bills have now made their first trip through the House. The omnibus health and human services bill was passed late Monday after 11 hours of debate and then … things were relatively quiet.
A handful of conference committees began to meet over the past few days and a few other standalone bills passed off the floor, but it was largely a time to regroup and prepare for the final push to the end of session — two weeks from Monday.
Conference committee work shifts into high gear Monday, when seven panels have gatherings scheduled. The housing; jobs/labor; state government; agriculture; commerce; environment; and transportation conference committees all plan to meet, and more could be added. HHS? Taxes?
Before that begins, here’s one last look at what you may have missed this week.
Education committee considers bill to increase school integration
House, Senate versions of omnibus jobs bill differ on employment, business issues
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Aiming to expand mental health services, House passes bill to join interstate compact
Omnibus health and human services bill passes House after extended debate
Conference committee work gets underway on omnibus higher ed bill
House passes bill aiming to combat ‘appraisal bias’ in real estate valuations
Plan to extend eviction ban beyond COVID-19 emergency passes House
House OKs changes to DECC bylaw terminology, competitive bidding requirements
Legislation headed to House Floor ‘takes down the temperature’ in traffic stops, sponsor says
House passes $7.8 million in funding for police response to civil unrest
RECREATION AND TOURISM
Powerball, other lottery winners could keep names private via bill going to governor
Legislative leaders agree to conference committee guidelines