Selected Bills that Failed to Pass the 2017 Session
Simultaneously, as March 30th ended, the President of the
Senate and Speaker of the House hit their respective podium
with a gavel and declared, “Sine die!” ending this year’s
session with no day set to reconvene.
Loss: A Good Bill That Failed to Pass
H.R. 511 Paramount Right to Life of All Human Beings. The death of H.R. 511 means more babies will die in utero via abortion.
Victory! When these Bills Failed to Pass
H.B. 16 Bullying provides extra penalties for bullying thought to be motivated by gender, sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression.
H.B. 492 Penalty for Crimes based on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity increases punishment for aggravated assault thought to be motivated by alternate lifestyles.
S.B. 119, Civil Rights Status for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity prohibits lifestyle screening of applicants seeking rental in homes or public accommodations.
S.B. 145 Repeal Aggravated Sodomy Offense for Gender, Gender ID, Sexual Orientation deletes penalties relating to childhood sexual abuse, and its application by courts.
H.B. 488 Amend Two State Laws: (a) Civil Rights Law; (b) Commerce and Trade Law to prohibit lifestyle screening of employees and consumers concerning housing; gas stations; sports and entertainment; labor and industry; public officers and employees; and the EEOC.
H.B. 230 Discrimination against Christian Students and Christian Schools requires tuition grants or scholarships to be used only in schools or programs promoting alternate lifestyles.
S.B. 64 National Popular Vote (NPV) Agreement between States promotes an Article V Constitutional Convention to change the election process for presidents and vice presidents.
H.B. 531 National Popular Vote (NPV) Agreement between States, same effect as S.B. 64
S.R. 249 Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Six Casinos, not two as proposed in bills
S.B. 79 Destination Resort (Casinos) legalizes casinos and creates a Gaming Commission.
H.B. 158 Destination Resort (Casinos) Act, legalizes casinos, creates a Gaming Commission.
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