June 26, 2019

e-Legislative Report, 4/8/13

CBA Director of Legislative Relations Michael Valdez issued his weekly e-Legislative Report on April 8, 2013. In this issue, he discusses the actions of the CBA Legislative Policy Committee, some important bills at the Capitol, and 20 bills of interest (10 from each house).

CBA Legislative Policy Committee

For readers who are new to CBA legislative activity, the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) is the CBA’s legislative policy-making arm during the legislative session. The LPC meets weekly during the legislative session to determine CBA positions on requests from the various sections and committees of the Bar Association.

The Legislative Policy Committee voted to support the Juvenile Law Section’s proposed amendments to SB 13-227. Concerning methods to protect the victim of a sexual assault in cases where a child was conceived as a result of the sexual assault.

The LPC also voted to support a House Joint Resolution, HJR 13-1019, concerning creation of an interim committee to study legal defense in juvenile justice proceedings, as recommended by the Juvenile Law Section.

At the Capitol

  • The Long Bill
  • The Long Bill continues its run as the biggest show in town. The House took its turn at amending and improving the bill last week. The Long bill a/k/a the Budget Bill, SB. 13-230 began the heavy part of its run in the House on Wednesday and finished up on Friday, April 5. At times, the floor debate became testy on 2nd and 3rd Reading in the House.
  • The budget fun should conclude by the end of the week; in the meantime we will get back to business as usual … bills, bills, bills.

For the complete e-Legislative Report, including the 20 bills of interest, click here.

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