BEwatch: Banning Guns Near Ballots in Colorado. Don't Hire Bad Cops in Connecticut. Can't Picket Homes in Florida.
Weekly updates on select state legislative bills to pay attention to ... because they might end up in your state, too
The bill prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election administration activity is in progress.
The Colorado commission on Indian affairs is required, in consultation with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, to submit a report to the legislative council identifying opportunities for tribal governments to be included in the operations or programs of the state as a partner, assessing whether the Colorado commission on Indian affairs can facilitate or provide those opportunities, and recommending other ways for the state to facilitate or provide those opportunities.
The Department of Social Services, the Labor Department, [and] 5 the Department of Motor Vehicles and each housing authority, as defined in section 8-39, shall make voter registration information and materials available to the public.
No law enforcement unit, as defined in section 7-294a, shall hire any person as a police officer, as defined in said section, [7-294a,] who was previously employed as a police officer by such unit or in any other jurisdiction and who (1) was dismissed for malfeasance or other serious misconduct calling into question such person's fitness to serve as a police officer; or (2) resigned or retired from such officer's position while under investigation for such malfeasance or other serious misconduct.
To establish a right to housing for all residents of the state and a right to housing committee.
This Act generally requires a student athlete to compete for athletic teams or in sports associated with their biological sex, as determined at or near birth and based on the students birth certificate or other government record.
An act relating to public financing of potentially at risk structures and infrastructure; amending s. 161.551, F.S.; defining and revising terms; providing that certain areas are at risk due to sea-level rise and structures and infrastructure within those areas are potentially at risk; providing an additional requirement for the standard for conducting a SLIP study; conforming provisions to changes made by the act; providing an effective date.
Requires Governor to proclaim November 7 of each year as "Victims of Communism Day"; requires day to be observed in public schools & by public exercise.
Prohibits person from picketing or protesting before or about dwelling of person with specified intent; requires specified warning before arrest.
Requires DHSMV to issue or renew ID cards at no charge to persons presenting valid voter's registration card & attesting to financial hardship; prohibits DHSMV from requiring such persons to present evidence of such hardship.
To amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections and primaries generally, so as to prohibit solicitation and acceptance of private donations by state and local governmental entities for election purposes; to provide for exceptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to remove places of worship from unauthorized locations a weapon or long gun may be carried; to provide for online application for weapons carry licenses and renewal license.
Requires that all electronic information technology developed, purchased, used, or provided by a state entity be made accessible to persons with disabilities.
Authorizes the department of education to develop programs to encourage the development of gardens on school property.
Requires all state building construction projects and state highway projects to use building and construction materials that seek to reduce their carbon footprint, where feasible and cost effective.
Requires the department of education to establish a tiered student bus fare rate system to include free bus passes for students and households that quality for free or reduced lunch under the free and reduced price lunch program.