Up for third reading this morning:
HB0068 – Sex Offender-Prohibited Access to School Facilities (sponsored by Rep(s) Simpson, Blake, Harshman, Kirkbride and Paxton and Sen(s) Anselmi-Dalton, Baldwin, Ellis and Wasserburger): This act repeals exceptions for registered sex offenders to be on or near school buildings and grounds for any reason.
HB0181 – Attorney General Authority in Bankruptcy Actions (sponsored by the Select Committee on Coal/Mineral Bankruptcies): This bill authorizes the attorney general to act jointly with or on behalf of a county in bankruptcy proceedings.
SF0036 – Large Scale Solar and Wind Energy Facilities (Sponsored by the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee): An act to regulate solar and wind energy facilities, requiring permitting by boards of county commissioners of solar energy facilities and to establish minimum standards for solar and wind energy facilities, providing referrals to the industrial siting council, amending the industrial siting council’s jurisdiction over wind and solar energy facilities in issue regarding the permitting of solar and wind energy facilities.
Passed on third reading:
SF21 – Coal Fired Electric Generation Facilities (sponsored by the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee) A bill to amend the authority of the public service commission as specified, providing authority to purchasers of retiring coal fired power plants as specified, and amending limitations on retiring facilities. (Passed 29-0)
HB0031 – Criminal Justice-Mental Health-Substance Use Programming (sponsored by the Joint Labor, Health & Social Services Interim Committee): A bill requiring the state department of health and the department of corrections to collaborate to reduce criminal offender recidivism by improving mental health and substance use programming and funding to create new programs and a unit within the department of corrections. (Passed 58-2)