2015 LEGISLATIVE BILLS
As of January 5, 2015, legislators have filed 204 bills for consideration during the 2015 Legislative Session. Some of the issues under consideration include:
- A repeal of the provision within the Texting While Driving statute that would make it a secondary offense.
- The creation of school safety designees who would have the authority to carry concealed weapons while on campus.
- Requiring the use of body cameras by uniformed police officers while on patrol duties.
- The reduction of class electives required for high school graduation from eight to seven and one-half. A new course in personal financial literacy and money management, worth one-half credit would be required.
- Required attendance by middle and high school students, with certain exemptions, of a screening of the film “America- Imagine the World Without Her”.
- The reduction of the Communications Service Tax, which is applied to telecommunications, video, direct to home satellite, and related services.
- Sale of lottery tickets through the internet.
- Lifetime electronic monitoring for sex offenders.
- The repeal of utilities’ collection of cost recovery fees prior to the construction of nuclear power plants.
- Eliminating the death penalty for capitol felonies.
- Requiring referrals for autism screenings when appropriate.