General Assembly Introduces Priority Bills


The House and Senate this week introduced their top ten priority bills for the 132nd General Assembly. These will be the first of probably 1,000 bills introduced over the next two years. Only a small percentage will be enacted as law. The House, which had previously announced its top priority as dating violence, introduced House Bill 1 to authorize the issuance of dating violence protection orders and to provide access to domestic violence shelters for victims of dating violence. Here are more House priorities. The Senate’s priority bills include Senate Bill 1, which deals with the ongoing opioid epidemic. Other priority bills of interest include House Bill 2 which deals with employment; Senate Bill 2, which deals with EPA issues, including a long sought after beneficial slag amendment; Senate Bill 3 covers workforce development issues; and Senate Bill 6 concerns bridge infrastructure. Committee hearings are tentatively scheduled to begin in earnest next week. We’ll keep you posted here and in OMA policy committee meetings on the bills of interest to manufacturers. 2/2/2017