Unlawful encroachment by a sex offender

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 12 on unlawful encroachment by a sex offender, authored by Sen. Bohacek.  The bill provides that a sex offender who establishes a residence: (1) with the intent to reside at the residence; and (2) within a … [Read more...]

Houses of worship and firearms

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 33 on houses of worship and firearms, authored by Sen. Sandlin. The bill permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or … [Read more...]

Crimes involving synthetic drugs

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 131 on crimes involving synthetic drugs, authored by Sen. Bohacek. The bill makes certain offenses involving synthetic drugs an enhancing circumstance and removes certain misdemeanor prosecutions concerning … [Read more...]

Maintaining a common nuisance

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 140 on maintaining a common nuisance, authored by Sen. Young. The bill provides a defense to the crime of maintaining a common nuisance if: (1) the location was not primarily used for specified unlawful acts; … [Read more...]

Office of Judicial Administration

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 238 on the Office of Judicial Administration, authored by Sen. Bray. The bill does the following: changes all references to the Division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial … [Read more...]

Service animals

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 240 authored by Sen. Leising on service animals. The author clarified that this bill is for emotional support animals not service animals. The bill specifies that a landlord may not ask an individual with a disability who seeks to … [Read more...]

Creditors’ rights

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 247 on creditors’ rights, authored by Sen. Koch. The bill makes various changes to Medicaid, probate, and trust law relating to creditors' claims, claims against non-probate transferees, and no contest provisions in wills and … [Read more...]