Suggested State Legislation

This Act sets criteria for furloughing state employees.

This Act requires school districts ensure coaches get annual training to recognize when players exhibit concussion symptoms and how to seek proper medical treatment for players who exhibit such symptoms. The bill prohibits coaches from allowing players to practice or play in a game if the player exhibits concussion symptoms or has been diagnosed as having had a concussion until the player is cleared to play by a health care professional.

This Act directs the state utilities division to establish and administer a small wind innovation zone program to optimize local, regional, and state benefits from wind energy and to facilitate and expedite interconnection of small wind energy systems with electric utilities throughout the state. "Small wind innovation zone" means a political subdivision of the state, including but not limited to a city, county, township, school district, community college, area education agency, institution under the control of the state board of regents, a local commission, or small wind energy system owners who agree to certain terms.

This Act directs the state Medicaid Program and Children‘s Health Insurance Program to improve discharge and follow-up care for infants born in hospitals and who are born earlier than thirty-seven weeks gestational age. The Act directs the state Medicaid Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program to use guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Neonatal Outcomes Improvement Project to implement programs to improve such processes. The goal is to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed when such infants leave the hospital.

This Act establishes a program to enable eleventh and twelfth grade high school students to attend postsecondary colleges and schools and get high school credit. It contains requirements for course credit and state funding.