Child services oversight

S.E.A. 301, P.L. 148 Effective: April 29, 2021 Establishes the interim study committee on child services (committee). Provides that the committee: (1) shall review the annual reports submitted by local child fatality review teams and by the statewide child … [Read more...]

Death penalty

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 252 on the death penalty authored by Sen. Boots. This bill was amended by consent to create a summer study commission on death penalty issues. The amended bill passed 8-0. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 256 concerning courts and judicial officers sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Steuerwald, and Torr.  The bill was amended by consent and now provides: The interim committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, … [Read more...]

Child services oversight

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 345 establishing the child services oversight committee, sponsored by Rep. Lindauer and Rep. DeVon. This bill requires the committee to review case decisions of the Department of Child Services (DCS) and … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 256 on courts and judicial officers sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Steuerwald, and Torr for amend and vote.  The bill provides: The interim committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 256 on courts and judicial officers authored by Sen. Koch. This bill: Provides that the interim Committee on Courts and the Judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 256 on courts and judicial officers.  The bill is authored by Sen. Koch and provides the following: The Interim Committee on Courts and the Judiciary shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for new … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 519, P.L. 191 Effective: July 1, 2019; §2 effective May 2, 2019 Allows certain individuals who commit an offense in a penal facility to be sentenced to the Department of Correction. Urges the legislative council to assign an appropriate study committee to … [Read more...]