E-liquids

The House Public Policy Committee continued discussion on SB 1 regarding e-liquids sponsored by Rep. Lehman and Rep. Steuerwald. The bill was amended by consent to significantly overhaul the original bill to ensure consistency with Legato Vapors, LLC v. Cook, 847 F.3d … [Read more...]

Cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 15 on cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy sponsored by Reps. Friend, Miller, Hamm, and Schaibley.  Author Sen. Tomes and Sponsor Rep. Friend introduced the bill, which defines cannabidiol and establishes a … [Read more...]

Pyramid promotional schemes

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 283, sponsored by Rep. Lehman and Rep. Heaton, on pyramid promotional schemes. This bill removes references to pyramid promotional schemes in the deceptive consumer sales law and addresses pyramid promotional schemes in a separate … [Read more...]

DNA for felony arrestees

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 322, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Bauer, on DNA for felony arrestees. This bill requires every person arrested for a felony after December 31, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained … [Read more...]

Dealing in heroin

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 324 on dealing in heroin sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  Author Sen. Houchin presented the bill, which establishes sentence enhancements if a certain quantity of heroin is sold within a 90-day period. The bill also … [Read more...]

Abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking

The House Public Policy Committee continued discussion on SB 404 regarding abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking sponsored by Rep. Mayfield and Rep. Washburne. An amendment was adopted to require parental notification in judicial bypass proceedings unless the … [Read more...]

Child services

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 447, sponsored by Rep. Frizzell, Rep McNamara, Rep. J. Taylor, on child services. Sen. Merritt, author, introduced the legislation, which is the Department of Child Services (DCS) bill for 2017.  It … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle related offenses

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 479 on motor vehicle related offenses sponsored by Reps. Young, Steuerwald, May, and Washburne.  Rep. Young presented the bill, which provides that a person who commits a Class A misdemeanor or a felony by failing to … [Read more...]