2021 Senate Bill Introductions

SF 138: Provides workers compensation protection for COVID related illness.
Status: Introduced 1/26/21. Referred to Labor & Business. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SF 228: Requires the electronic publication of certain public notices by governmental bodies and officers and including effective date provisions.
Status: Introduced 2/2/21. Referred to Senate Local Government. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SF 298: Stipulates siting and operation of wind energy projects.
Status: Introduced 2/9/21. Referred to Senate Commerce. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SF 425 (formerly SSB 1114): Expands the definition of meeting and public notice requirements under the open meetings law.
Status: Introduced 1/27/21. Referred to Senate State Government. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/1/21. Passed by Senate State Government 2/17/21. Passed Senate 30-17 on 3/17/21. Failed to meet the “second funnel” deadline 4/2/21.

SF 552 (Formerly SF 135): This bill requires utilities to send delinquency notices to the landlord as well as the tenant and allows the landlord to use a security deposit to make payment.
Status: Introduced 1/25/21. Referred to Senate Commerce. Sub-committee recommended amend and pass 2/9/21. Committee recommended passage as amended 3/2/21. Failed to meet the “second funnel” deadline 4/2/21.

SF 609: An omnibus tax and tax incentive bill, including an energy tax incentive and the establishment of an energy infrastructure revolving loan program.
Status: Introduced 4/22/21; placed on the Senate Ways and Means Committee calendar. Committee approved the bill 4/22/21.

SF 610: The act prohibits the mandatory disclosure of whether a person has received a vaccination for COVID-19.
Status: Introduced 4/26/21; referred to Senate Commerce. Committee passed the bill 4/27/21. Withdrawn in lieu of HF 889 5/5/21.

SF 619: Omnibus tax policy, including energy infrastructure revolving loan program.
Status: Introduced and referred to Appropriations committee; passed committee 5/11/2021. Amended and passed Senate (29-15) 5/17/2021. Passed House (64-28) 5/18/2021.

SSB 1088: Allows electric supplier that maintains or operates electric distribution facilities to manage vegetation within the legal description of a recorded easement to ensure the continued safe operation of the facilities.
Status: Introduced 1/25/21. Referred to Senate Commerce. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SSB 1152: Requires wind developers to demonstrate financial responsibility and provide reclamation.
Status: Introduced 2/3/21. Referred to Senate Agriculture Committee. Subcommittee recommended passage 2/9/21. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SSB 1184: Stipulates financing of municipally owned/operated telecommunication services.
Status: Introduced 2/10/21. Referred to Senate Commerce. Senate Commerce subcommittee recommends indefinite postponement 2/16/21. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.

SSB 1188: Establishes the parameters of conducting utility locates within 48 hours.
Status: Introduced 2/10/21. Referred to Senate Commerce. Subcommittee recommends passage 2/15/21. Failed to meet the “first funnel” deadline 3/5/21.


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