Bills of Interest as of 4/3/23

Bills of Interest as of 4/3/23 

SB256/HB1445 - Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees by Sen Ingoglia, by Rep Black 

  • Anti-union legislation 
  • Passed Governmental Ops Senate Subcommittee  5 Yeas, 3 Nays 
  • Scheduled for Senate Fiscal Policy Subcommittee on 3/16/23 13 Yeas, 7 Nays 
  • In House, referred to Govt Ops and State Affairs Subcommittee 
  • Scheduled in House on 3/16/23 in Govt Ops Subcommittee Passed 13 Yeas 5 Nays 
  • In State Affairs Committee in the House, next scheduled meeting is 4/11/23 2pm 
  • On 3rd reading in Senate, scheduled for a vote on 3/23, passed 23 yeas 17 nays 
  • In messages as of 3/31/23 

SB102- Housing, by Sen Alexis Calatydud 

  • banning rent control ordinances locally  
  • Voted favorable by Senate Community Affairs (9 yas, 0 nays) 
  • Passed Senate 
  • Favorable in State Affairs House Committee 18 yeas, 3 Nays 
  • Now in Ways and Means Committee as of 3/10/23; scheduled to be heard on 3/20/23, substituted for SB 102, read 2nd time in House, passed 
  • Signed by Governor on 3/23/23 

SB 170 - Local Ordinances by Sen Jay Trumbull 

  • seeks to limit local ordinances passed by creating a fiscal impact to businesses by passing of ordinance, allowing for ordinance to be stayed until after judicial process completes 
  • Passed Senate 
  • Referred to House Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee as of 3/9/23 
  • In messages 
  • On Civil Justice subcommittee in the House 3/20/23, passed committee 
  • On 2nd reading in House as of 3/23/23 
  • No Movement in House since 

SB 94/HB31 - Partisan Election of Members of District School Board by Sen Grueters, by Rep Roach, Sirois, Rudman 

  • Proposing amendment to State Constitution to require members of district school board to be elected in a partisan election 
  • Referred to Ethics and Elections:Education Pre K-12, Rules Committee in Senate 
  • Passed Senate Committee, now in Rules committee 
  • On 2nd reading in the House 
  • Passed House; referred to Rules in Senate 

SB266/ HB999 - Higher Education by Sen Grall, Rep Andrade 

  • Banning of certain majors  
  • Bans Diversity, equity and inclusion programs on campuses  
  • Creates post tenure review process at anytime for facility and other radical changes 
  • Referred to Education Postsecondary: Appropriations Committee on Education: Fiscal Policy subcommittees in Senate 
  • Passed Senate, Education Postsecondary on 3/15/23 7 yeas,3 Nays 
  • Now in Appropriations Committee on Education in Senate 
  • In House Postsecondary Education and Workforce Subcommittee: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education and Employment Committee 
  • Passed House committee agenda 3/13/23 Postsecondary Education & Workforce Subcommittee & 7 yays, 3 Nays 
  • Now in Education and Employment Committee on Education in House 

SB436/HB 291 - 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators by Sen Ana Maria Rodriguez, Co-Sponsor: Sen Alexis Calatayud, Rep Holcomb, Hawkins 

  • Revising definition of “first responder” to include 911 public safety telecommunicators for purposes related for applying special provisions relating to employment-related accidents and injuries to 911 public safety telecommunicators 
  • Referred to Gov Ops and Accountability, Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government: Fiscal Policy Committees 
  • In House, in Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee 
  • No movement yet in both chambers 
  • Dead this year 

HB1/ SB202 - School Choice pushed by House Leadership, SB202 K-12 Education, by Sen Simon 

  • Revises provisions allowing for the expansion of school vouchers, leading to increased funding leaving the Public Education system  
  • Referred to House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee, Pre K-12 appropriations subcommittee, Education Employment Committee, Education Quality Subcommittee 
  • Favorable in House Education Quality Subcommittee: 13 Yeas, 3 Nays 
  • Read Third time in House Passed (83 Yeas, 27 Nays) 
  • In Messages and referred to Senate Appropriations 
  • Favorable in Senate Appropriations Committee on Education 12 yeas, 6 Nays 
  • Passed 2nd and 3rd reading, passed by House 
  • Signed into law by Governor 

HB543/SB150 - Public Safety by House Leadership, by Sen Collins in Senate 

  • Allows for permitless carry 
  • Huge priority of Gov and House leadership 
  • Passed House, sent to Fiscal Policy in Senate, passed Fiscal Policy in Senate 
  • Passed Senate on 3/30/23 
  • Signed by Governor on 4/3/23 

SB1718/HB1617 - Immigration by Sen Ingoglia, by Rep Michael in the House 

  • Most anti-immigrant legislation filed at the state level 
  • Makes it a 3rd degree felony to house an undocumented immigrant, expands E-verify, violates HIPPA by mandating healthcare providers to disclose immigration status 
  • Referred to subcommittees in House and Senate 
  • Passed Rules Committee in Senate, 15 yeas, 5 Nays 
  • Now in Senate Fiscal Policy subcommittee 

SB 300/HB7 - Abortion (Pregnancy and Parent Support) by Sen Grall and Reps Persons-Mulicka in House 

  • 6 week abortion ban 
  • Referred to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee: Health and Human Services Committee 
  • Now in Healthcare Regulation subcommittee in House 
  • In Senate Health Policy, Fiscal Policy 
  • In House Healthcare Regulations Subcommittee as of 3/9/23 
  • On Senate Committee agenda in Health Policy, 3/20/23, Passed 
  • On Fiscal Policy agenda in Senate for 3/28/23, Passed 
  • On Floor for Senate vote on 4/3/23, Passed 
  • On 2nd reading in the House 

HB 733 - Middle and High School Start Times by Rep Temple 

  • Proposed moving all start times to 8:30am and after 
  • Passed House on 3/31/23 
  • Referred to Fiscal Policy in the Senate 


HB 1331/SB1380 - Municipal Utilities by Rep Busatta-Cabrera, Sen Martin 

  • Capping what municipal owned utilities can give to municipal governments  
  • Pathway to privatization for municipal owned utilities 
  • Passed Energy, Communications and Cybersecurity subcommittee, passed on 3/21/23 
  • Now in House Commerce Committee as of 3/23/23 
  • No movement in Senate