Civil immunity related to COVID-19

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 1 on civil immunity related to COVID-19 authored by Sen. Messmer and Sen. Koch. The bill provides civil immunity for damages resulting from exposure of an individual to COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on … [Read more...]

Mental health treatment for inmates

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 63, authored by Sen. Glick, regarding mental health treatment for inmates. The bill provides that committed offenders with serious physical or mental disorders may remain in treatment facilities operated by the … [Read more...]

Adoption subsidies

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 66, adoption subsidies, authored by Sen. Niezgodski. He introduced the legislation, explaining monthly payments for adoption subsidies may be less than foster parent monthly payment. The CANS score determines … [Read more...]

Pension matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 94 on pension matters prepared by the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight and authored by Sen. Boots. In part, the bill specifies the repayment conditions that apply if a participant of the judges' retirement … [Read more...]

Interstate compact transportation fund

The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee heard SB 98, authored by Sen. Sandlin, regarding interstate compact transportation fund.  The bill allows a community corrections agency to access funds from the county offender transportation fund to defray the cost of … [Read more...]

Drug schedules

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 122, authored by Sen. M. Young. regarding drug schedules.  The bill adds two new schedule I drugs to the statutory drug schedule: a synthetic opioid and a synthetic cannabinoid.  The bill removes Epidiolex, a … [Read more...]