Lawsuits against gun manufacturers

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 98 concerning lawsuits against gun manufacturers sponsored by Reps. Smaltz and Torr.  Rep. Smaltz presented the bill, which seeks to amend provisions in Title 34 to prohibit bringing or maintaining certain lawsuits against weapons … [Read more...]

Unclaimed property act and savings bonds

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 282 concerning unclaimed property act and savings bonds sponsored by Rep. Wesco.  The bill authorizes the Attorney General to process unclaimed savings bonds held for more than 20 years as unclaimed property. The bill also … [Read more...]

Consumer protection

The House Judiciary Committee continued its discussion from a few weeks ago on SB 307 concerning consumer protection authored and presented by Sen. Bray. The Committee adopted an amendment by consent that clarifies that telephone service providers are not subject to the … [Read more...]

Tax deeds and conveyance documents

The House Judiciary Committee continued its discussion from last week on SB 524 concerning tax deeds and conveyance documents authored and presented by Sen. Zakas.  An amendment was offered that makes the provision on tax deeds and tax sales effective January 1, 2016, … [Read more...]

Crime fighting pilot project

The House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee resumed consideration of SB 551, establishing a crime fighting pilot project in Marion, Lake, and Allen counties.  Sponsor Rep. David Frizzell presented an amendment intended to address the Committee’s concerns … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1269 on mental health matters sponsored by Sen. Patricia Miller and Sen. Crider. The bill addresses a number of mental health issues including: (1) authorizing the DOC, county or health navigator to serve as a … [Read more...]

Mental health drugs and coverage

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1448 pertaining to mental health drugs and coverage sponsored by Sen. Patricia Miller and Sen. Grooms. Author Rep. Davisson summarized the bill as establishing Medicaid coverage for in-patient substance abuse … [Read more...]