CATEGORY: Rules

Growth Management 410

Established property rights are essential to a free society and government must respect them. This bill would require the State Comprehensive Plan (which manages growth and development) to include a property rights element in its local planning. SB 410 passed through both chambers and has been sent to the Governor to sign.

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AFP POSITION: Support

Commercial Service Airports 1258

Fiscal accountability is important, it allows for the public to know when and how their dollars are being spent and make sure that it’s done so in a responsible way. Commercial service airports are publicly owned, and so it is in the public’s interest to make sure they are managed properly. This bill will would provide stricter financial reporting by public airports helping spread sunlight on taxpayer dollars. HB 915 was passed by both the House and Senate and sent to the Governor to sign.

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AFP POSITION: Support

Fiduciary Duty of Care for Appointed Public Officials and Executive Officers 1270

Public officials who manage taxpayer dollars should always have the needs of the public in mind when spending their hard-earned money in order to not waste their money. These bills would help that process by establishes standards for fiduciary duty of care for appointed public officials & executive officers. The Senate side succeeded in passage through the chamber, but the House added on additional amendments that stalled the process leaving the bill dead in messages.

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AFP POSITION: Support

Fireworks 140

While the use personal use of fireworks is often used to celebrate special holidays, it’s not often expressly legal and requires having law enforcement turn a blind eye. This can create a situation where even though the use of fireworks is customary enforcement is arbitrary and can cause problems for certain people who are just joining in on the celebration. This legislation would make personal firework usage legal on Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. SB 140 was passed through both chambers and signed into law by the Governor.

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AFP POSITION: Support

Keep Our Graduates Working act 356

Under current law medical practitioners face having their license revoked if they don’t pay back certain student loans. While payment should be enforced for all debts, punishing them by revoking a person’s ability to work creates a harsher than necessary damage that also prevents them from securing the funding to pay those loans back. This legislation would allow these workers to continue providing their expertise to the community while they look for ways to repay. HB 115 was approved by the Senate and the House and sent to the Governor to sign.

Bill Categories: Rules

AFP POSITION: Support

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