Progress on Legislation
The legislature moves rapidly as the many puzzle pieces that move a bill to becoming law fall into place. This week, I’d like to share an update on several bills I am working on.
Veterans Restorative Justice Act - We made progress last week after passing the bill successfully through the Judiciary Committee. This Thursday, I will present this bill before the Public Safety Committee. You can tune in on the House Public Information Services’ YouTube channel.
Pension Bill - I will present this bill (HF1497) today before the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. The bill conforms our state pension statutes with federal immigration law.
Suicide Prevention Training Funding - I will present this bill on Wednesday in the Education Finance Committee, with a representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) testifying on the importance of funding effective suicide prevention training for our educators - especially after such a tumultuous, challenging year for our kids. The hearing will be livestreamed on House Public Information Services’ YouTube channel.
Next Generation Climate Act - I recently signed on as a co-author to Rep. Patty Acomb’s bill HF1428 to set new state targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The bill is currently referred to the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee for a hearing.