CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation

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The Act gives non-utility electricity consumers the ability to buy power directly from renewable energy generators, and it requires the Public Service Commission to approve contracts for electric service from renewable energy facilities.

The growth in popularity of interactive and online gaming has led several states to pursue new legislative measures to capture the potential revenue streams and opportunities that IT technology could provide. New Jersey and Nevada passed authorizing legislation for these activities, in addition to new interstate compact language, that could be of interest to other states.

This Act requires a vessel owner, within 20 days of becoming an owner or within 20 days of when the vessel becomes used principally on the waters of the state, to apply for a certificate of title. However, no application is required for a federally documented vessel, a foreign documented vessel, a barge, a vessel under construction, or a vessel owned by a dealer.

he Act seeks to create uniformity and in efficiency in the just resolution of custody issues when an a member of the armed service is deployed by trying to balance of interests and protecting the rights of the service member, the other parent, and above all the best interest of the children involved.

The purpose of the Act is to provide an effective remedy in the event a state presidential elector fails to vote in accordance with the voters of his or her state.

The Act requires hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and home health care services to implement strategies to protect health care employees from acts of violence in the workplace.

The Act provides eligible public school students educational options that offer academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction. It requires school districts to adopt policies for early graduation upon the completion of 24 credit hours, the creation of career-themed training courses, and it revises provisions relating to articulated acceleration mechanisms and dual enrollment programs. The Act also requires a comprehensive student progression plan to include information on accelerated educational options.

This Act provides for the board of funeral and cemetery service to create a courtesy card for funeral directors licensed in bordering states, authorizing the funeral directors to provide certain funeral services in the state.

The Act establishes a voluntary surveillance access database where residential homeowners and business owners may elect to have information and/or images obtained from their closed-circuit television or other electronic surveillance systems made available to law enforcement agencies.

This Act requires drug tests whenever state officials have a reasonable suspicion that someone receiving or applying for welfare or unemployment benefits is using drugs.

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