Happy Monday and Welcome to Week 3 of the Legislative Session!
TLDR: Scroll all the way down for your Week 3 Top 5 Action Links
Week 2 of the 2023 session was another firehouse of bad bills – but we did have a few wins. SB 5032 sponsored by Senator Mike Padden to extend the felony DUI to 15 years while providing treatment options passed committee and moves to the Transportation committee. HB 1059 is a bill safeguarding minor children from photographic exploitation that I testified on in week 1, requesting a clarifying amendment to protect those who may be documenting minor children exposed to adult entertainment for the purposes of alerting law enforcement, etc. Reps Mosbrucker and Graham sponsored this amendment and it was passed! The bill moves forward.
Our team testified on 12 bills last week and we are slated to testify on that many in just the first two days of week 3!
As promised, every Monday of the session we’re sending you our “Top 5” bills that have hearings or some kind of action happening in the legislature this week. There are certainly a lot more than 5, but we’ll try to pick the ones we feel are most important so you can direct your efforts to those. You can go to our Legislative Action Center at any time to see our full list of bills and calls to action if you want to dig in even deeper.
Each of the bills we send you will have CLW representation testifying either in person or remotely. Click the links below the image to sign in and have your position noted for the legislative record (this is quick, easy and IMPORTANT!) For more calls to action, visit our Legislative Action Center by clicking the button below.
HB-1071 is a bill sponsored by Rep Jim Walsh that would provide funding for a school resource officer (SRO) in every school to ensure the safety and security of our students. The teachers unions and special interest groups are working hard to defeat this bill. Please sign in PRO to support this bill before 12:30PM today (1/23)
SJR-8202 (SJR = senate joint resolution) They call this “Reproductive Freedom” This is the amendment to the state constitution to include abortion as a constitutional right. This would require a 2/3 majority vote and then would move this to the ballot in November.
SB 5260 & HB 1286 are “companion bills” – the same bill in each chamber (House and Senate). These bills would increase access to abortion and gender transition services and surgeries and allow for taxpayer funding.
HB 1281 this would increase access to the “Death with Dignity Act”, making it easier for one to receive assisted suicide and mail-order lethal prescriptions.
HB 1475 is another voting related bill. This would create an online ballot portal for “certain populations” (homeless, immigrant, dead people…just spit-balling here)
Sign in PRO on HB 1071
Sign in CON on SJR 8202
Sign in CON on SB 5260 & Sign in CON on HB 1286
Sign in CON on HB 1281
Sign in CON on HB 1475
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