|Legislation/Issues||Synopsis||Resources||New This Week/Upcoming Dates
|SB 1 - Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms - Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023)
||Prohibiting a person from knowingly wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm in certain locations; prohibiting a person from wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm onto certain property unless the owner or owner's agent has given certain permission; altering certain provisions of law relating to the authority of the Secretary of State Police to limit the wearing, carrying, or transporting of a handgun at certain times and locations; etc.
|Approved by the Governor - Chapter 680 (5/16)
|HB 310 - Environment and Energy - Investment in Communities With Low- to Moderate-Income Households
||Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before December 1, 2023, to develop certain policies and recommendations to require at least 40% of overall spending on certain programs, projects, or investments to benefit communities with low- to moderate-income households, starting with fiscal year 2025; requiring the Department to conduct public information-gathering sessions in different areas of the State to solicit input; etc.
|Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation) (1/27)
|HB 341 - Transportation - Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs and Transportation Improvement Programs - Equity Impacts
||Requiring the Department of Transportation to include in the statewide transportation improvement program analyses of how the transportation improvement program my impact low-income communities and minority communities; and requiring a metropolitan planning organization to include in a transportation improvement program analyses of how the transportation improvement program my impact low-income communities and minority communities.
|Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (1/31)
|HB 460 - Department of Housing and Community Development - Racial Equity Impact Assessment
||Requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development, by December 31, 2024 and each year thereafter, to complete a racial equity impact assessment evaluating the impact of financial assistance administered by the Department and whether the assistance is equitably invested in the communities with the greatest need and those with the largest population of economically marginalized peoples; and requiring the Department to work with independent experts on the assessment and to make the assessment available to the public.
|Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (2/1)