CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation

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This Act allows military-trained applicants who have been awarded a military occupational specialty and military-spouse applicants who are licensed in another jurisdiction to receive certain occupational licenses in this state. The applicants must meet requirements, either in the military or in another jurisdiction, that are substantially equivalent to or exceed this state’s requirements for licensure. The Act generally requires state occupational licensing boards to issue occupational licenses to military-trained applicants and military-spouse applicants who meet this state’s statutory requirements.

This Act requires the state department of elementary and secondary education to ensure specific criteria are implemented in every school district about the enrollment and educational success of foster care children.

This Act prohibits, to the extent allowed by federal law, requiring a private child-placing agency to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies. This Act prohibits, to the extent allowed by federal law, requiring a private child-placing agency to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies. 

This Act prohibits a private passenger motor vehicle from being classified for insurance purposes as a commercial, for-hire, or permissive use vehicle, or livery solely on the basis that it is being used for personal vehicle sharing if the annual revenue received by the vehicle’s owner that is generated by personal vehicle sharing does not exceed the annual expenses of owning and operating the vehicle. That includes, but is not limited to, depreciation, interest, lease payments, automobile loan payments, insurance, maintenance, parking, and fuel, and the fact that the personal vehicle sharing is conducted pursuant to a personal vehicle sharing program.

This Act defines personal vehicle sharing as the use of a private passenger motor vehicle by people other than the vehicle’s registered owner in connection with a personal vehicle sharing program. It defines a personal vehicle sharing program as a legal entity qualified to do business in the state that is engaged in the business of facilitating the sharing of private passenger motor vehicles for noncommercial use by people within the state.

This Act establishes a procedure to allow a creditor in a mortgage or an enforcement authority with jurisdiction in the location of the mortgaged property to petition the court having jurisdiction over an existing mortgage foreclosure action to find that the mortgaged property is abandoned. It establishes criteria that constitute prima facie evidence that a mortgage property is abandoned. 

This Act establishes a process to enable crime victims or their advocates to recover property held by law enforcement agencies. 

This Act generally authorizes licensed skilled nursing facilities and hospice facilities to use remote automated medication systems when such facilities do not have pharmacies on-site. 

This Act limits employers from requesting or requiring employees or applicants disclose any user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through specified electronic communications devices. It also limits employers from taking, or threatening to take, disciplinary action against employees who refuse to disclose specified password and related information. 

This Act establishes methods by which children under 16 years old are protected from testifying in open court, face to face with a defendant in a criminal case, or in front of all parties in a non-criminal case.

 

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