Fraud consolidation

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 43 authored by Sen. Young regarding fraud consolidation. The bill repeals and consolidates various fraud, deception, and mischief offenses. The bill specifically defines "financial institution" for purposes of crimes involving … [Read more...]

Adult guardianship services

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 139 on adult guardianship services.  The bill is authored by Sen. Lanane and instructs the Office of Judicial Administration to establish and administer an office of adult guardianship services. The bill also combines the … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 146 authored by Sens. Doriot, Ruckelshaus, and Merritt regarding sexual assault victims' rights. The bill provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to: (1) have a sexual assault counselor present before or … [Read more...]

Recovery of litigation expenses

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 199 on the recovery of litigation expenses.  The bill is authored by Senators Koch, Buck, and Freeman and provides that  attorney’s fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court … [Read more...]

Search of cellular telephone data

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 209 on search of cellular telephone data.  The bill is authored by Sen. Crider and provides that a search warrant authorizing a search of the data stored on a cellular telephone or similar device must be returned to the court not … [Read more...]

Marijuana quantities

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 236 on marijuana quantities authored by Sen. Young. The bill specifies, for purposes of operating while intoxicated, a minimum amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the manner in which a chemical test … [Read more...]

Parents with a disability

The Senate Family and Children Committee heard SB 312 on Monday, January 27 about parents with a disability authored by Sen. Niezgodski. This bill provides the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's child may not be denied or restricted solely … [Read more...]