HCS HBs 161 & 401, introduced by Representative Jeff Knight (Republican - District 129) prohibits local school districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September. This bill was one of the most contentious and polarizing issues we've debated since I've been a State Rep. It's also an issue I have no particular opinion on.
Tony Lovasco's Voting Record
Vote explanations will be listed below for recorded "roll call" votes made on pertinent matters (amendments, bill passage, etc). Roll call votes on routine procedural actions such as approving the daily House journal are not generally listed. If a particular action is notable for special or unusual reasons, it may be included in this list despite falling into a category not normally documented.
My blanket statement on resolutions:
HCS HB 469, introduced by Representative Derek Grier (Republican - District 100) consolidates three separate programs within the Department of Economic Development into one program in order to improve efficiency and cut red tape. In addition, it allows the Department to "claw back" funds from a participating business that fails to meet the program's requirements.
HB 333, introduced by Represetative Dan Shaul (Republican - District 113) eliminates a tax credit for certain banking institutions in certain circumstances. It also extends the sunset on a tax credit for surviving spouces of public safety officers killed in the line of duty. In additon, it modifies some tax provisions regarding interest.
I didn't have strong feelings about this bill, however it results in a net savings for the state of between $2.5 and $4.1 million dollars without imposing any new taxes.
HB 114, introduced by Representative Randy Pietzman (Republican - District 41) requires electronic monitoring of registered sex offenders during the period in which they are relocating to another county. The bill aims to address an issue where an offender will provide notice to one jurisdiction that they are moving out of the area, but then fails to re-register when they arrive at their destination. This causes authorities to lose track of them.