14
Jan

Wrongful Death Bill Thursday

Senate version of wrongful death bill will be heard on Thursday.  SB 6015, the companion bill to the wrongful death bill, HB 2262, heard in the House last week. The bill amends the current wrongful death statute by: Removing dependency requirements for claimants; Allowing parents to bring an action for children over 18 years old; Expanding noneconomic covered damages; and

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14
Jan

The Voting Rights Act: Packed Hearings, Packed Agendas.

Early last week, both the House and Senate held hearings on competing visions for the Voting Rights Act.  Not surprisingly, interest in the issue was heavy, with individuals and interest groups wishing to testify on the issue overwhelming the hearing rooms, forcing the public into overflow rooms and causing other agenda items to be bumped.  The Senate has already passed their bill

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7
Jan

Voting Rights and Wrongful Death Legislation

Voting Rights Acts is a Top Priority for Democrats – Both the House and Senate will hear bills this week that could change whether your county elections take place countywide or are divided by voting district. They would also allow impacted voters to bring a case in state courts to challenge the system of elections, similar to the federal Voting

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11
Oct

Body Cam Task Force Meets

In 2016, the Legislature passed HB 2362 outlining establishing privacy and public records protections for those jurisdictions with a body-worn cameras program. As a reminder, the legislation included the following provisions: Directs agencies that use body-worn cameras to address certain issues in locally adopted policies including when an officer is to begin or stop a recording. Strongly encourages the legislative authority

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