I have several bills still alive and well in the legislative process. I’ll continue to keep you updated about them but in the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
Senate Bill 5887 – this measure would reconcile the medical and recreational marijuana markets. It’s a bill that I’ve been working on since last year to help put proper parameters and protections in place while still maintaining a patient-first focus. Because it has a monetary component to it, it can be brought to a vote at any time during session.
Status: Awaiting approval by the Senate Budget Committee.
Senate Bill 6007 – a bill developed by public utility districts from around the state, would protect customers’ information – both electronic contact information and usage information.
Status: Passed the Senate unanimously and was approved by the House Committee on Local Government; currently waiting for final approval by the House of Representatives.
Senate Bill 6016 – the intent of this bill is to implement grace periods for the state health benefit exchange in a way that protects our state’s patients, health insurers and health care providers.
Status: Passed the Senate unanimously and was approved by the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness; currently awaiting approval by the House of Representatives.
Senate Bill 6069 – this is a constituent-request bill that would give an extra layer of protection and notification to victims of sexual abuse.
Status: Passed the Senate unanimously and was approved by the House Committee on Public Safety; currently waiting for approval by the House of Representatives.
Senate Bill 6286 – this bill clarifies the law surrounding horticultural nurseries that grow plants in containers as opposed to the ground. Container farming extends the growth and selling season for businesses, whereas bare-root operations are limited to a selling season of December through March.
Status: Passed the Senate with a 42-5 vote and was approved by the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources with a referral to the House Finance Committee for evaluation.