By James DeChene, Armitage DeChene & Associates
This week, the General Assembly continued its work before it ends in eight legislative days. Of note, the HB150, the bill to legalize recreational marijuana, was moved to next week to be voted on in the House. SB2, a bill to create a community solar program, passed the Senate.
Other bills that saw action this week: HB205, a bill to create a State-run IRA retirement program, was released from committee and now goes to the House appropriations committee before it will receive a House vote. Also, two amendments have been placed with SB15, the minimum wage bill. One would extend the implementation period by one year, and the other would freeze the bill at $13.25 in 2024.
The rest of June is starting to stack up. Yet to be voted on is the aforementioned HB150, SB15, and HB205, along with other pending bills related to business.