The Senate has adjourned until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2.

The House has adjourned until 12:30 p.m on Thursday, September 2.

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HB 7 (Birdwell) relating to the storage or disposal of high-level radioactive waste was unanimously passed out of the Senate on 9/1 with an amendment allowing the bill to take effect immediately if it meets vote thresholds. HB 7 will now move back to the House for concurrence or be sent to a conference committee to resolve differences.

HB 9 (Bonnen/Nelson) relating to making supplemental appropriations relating to border security was finally passed (23-8) in the Senate on 9/1. HB 9 will now be sent to the Governor’s desk.

SB 91 (Bettencourt) Relating to a temporary reduction in the maximum compressed tax rate of a school district and the form of the ballot proposition to be used in an election to approve a tax rate adopted by a school district was finally passed in the Senate as amended (29-2) on 9/1. The sole amendment clarified that ballot language change provisions will take effect Jan. 1, 2022 alongisde the rest of the bill’s provisions. SB 91 will now move to the House for further deliberation.


On 8/31 a motion to reconsider the vote by which HB 5 (Bonnen) relating to making supplemental appropriations was postponed failed (49-74). The bill was taken up on 9/1 and passed to third reading.

SB 14 (Creighton) relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies was discussed on the House floor for over 5 hours on 9/1. One amendment was added to the bill relating to general contracts. A point of order was called on the bill stating it was not within the call of the session. The motion was sustained, and the bill will now return to House State Affairs.