B|Estates: Ending Abortion in AK. No Pronouns in AZ. Concealed Carry Permits in AR.
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Democratic House | Republican Senate | Republican Governor (Convenes 1/17; Adjourns 4/17)
SJR2(R) - Section 1. Article I, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new section to read: Section 26. Abortion. To protect human life, nothing in this constitution may be construed to secure or protect a right to an abortion or require the State to fund an abortion.
HB27(R) - A student who participates in an athletic team or sport designated female, 14 women, or girls must be female, based on the participant's biological sex.
HB2(R) - Contract provision prohibiting discrimination against the State of Israel. (a) A public agency shall include in a contract to acquire or dispose of services or supplies for the public agency a provision stating that the person with whom the public agency is contracting is not engaging in, and will not engage in during the contract, a business activity that (1) does not have a valid business reason; (2) is a refusal to do business, a termination of business, or another action that is intended to limit business relations with the State of Israel, with a person doing business in or with the State of Israel, or with a person authorized, licensed, or organized to do business by the State of Israel …
Republican House | Republican Senate | Democratic Governor (Convenes 1/9; Adjourns 4/22)
SB1013(R) - Colleges; universities; free speech zones
SB1030(R) - Drag performers; drag shows; regulation
SB1001(R) - Pronouns; biological sex; school policies
Republican House | Republican Senate | Republican Governor (Convenes 1/9; Adjourns 3/10)
HB1123 - To Amend Laws Concerning Concealed Carry Permits; And To Authorize An Individual Who Has Sought Voluntary Mental Health Treatment To Obtain A Concealed Carry Permit After A Certain Time Period.
SB60(D) - SECTION 1. Arkansas Code Title 5, Chapter 2, Subchapter 6, is amended 20 to add an additional section to read as follows: Panic in response to victim's sexual orientation. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a crime of violence that the defendant’s conduct resulted from the discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of the victim’s sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex assigned at birth.
HB1131(R) - To Provide For Child Support For A Homicide Victim's Surviving Dependent Child When The Defendant Was Driving Or Boating While Intoxicated At The Time Of The Homicide; And To Establish Bentley's Law.