TBA Legislative Update - Race to the Finish

Both the House and the Senate wrapped up budget hearings this week as the race to the finish begins. Leadership maintains session will wrap-up by the first week of May, but hotly contested bills like Gov. Bill Lee’s Educational Savings Account bill and the bipartisan sports betting bill pose a threat to that promise. Bills we have been tracking that are officially dead for the year include SB399/HB236: Increasing of homestead exemption; SB1404/HB1426: Presumption of joint custody;  SB1424/HB1411: Establishing requirements for providers operating websites offering consumer access to interactive software that generates legal documents based on consumer answers; SB1408/HB1257: Requiring General Assembly confirmation of vacancy appointments of judicial officers; SB54/HB122: Grandparent visitation; SB990/HB1183: Nonpartisan elections for judicial offices in Shelby and Davidson counties;  SB867/HB896: Requirement for educational training on conservatorships; and HB409/SB1275: addressing civil immunity for a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense.
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