2017 Legislative Advocacy
SB 347 by Sen. Fields and Sen. Holt: Allows county election boards in counties with 25,000 or more registered voters to designate more than one location for in-person absentee voting. The League supports this bill..
SB 360 by Sen. Holt and Rep. Murphey: would allow voters to submit changes in voter registration information through an online system established by the State Election Board.The League supports this bill..
HB 1114 by Rep. Rogers and Rep. Smalley: would increase minimum teacher salaries by $1,000 during the 2017-18 school year, another $2,000 raise during the 2018-19 school year, and a final $3,000 raise during the 2019-20 school year. The bill does not specify how this pay increase would be funded.The League supports the intention of raising teacher salaries, but would ask legislators to specify revenue sources for teacher raises..
HB 1482 by Rep. Biggs and Sen. Sykes: would attempt to reverse the vote of the people in support of SQ 780 by making drug possession a felony within 1,000 feet of any church, school, park, or other area where children are present. This would reinstate felony drug possession over large parts of the state.The League opposes this bill.
HB 2132 by Rep. McCall and Sen. Treat: Creates "Prosperity Zones" which would be exempt from legal oversight by the the state, county or municipality, allowing for no environmental or any other form of regulation.The League opposes this bill.
SJR 42 by Sen Sykes and Sen. Echols: Would send to a vote of the people a proposal to amend the Constitution to make certain judicial elections partisan rather than nonpartisan.The League opposes this bill.