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Senate Finance Committee
S75 - Allows a property owner residing at a nursing home to retain the 4 percent assessment ratio - favorable report as amended. The amendments strike the phrase 'need to reapply' and adds assisted living facilities.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an owner living in a nursing home to retain the 4 percent property tax assessment ratio as long as the owner plans to return to the property, does not have a living spouse and does not receive rental income from the property.
S61 - Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan.

House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
H3529 - Allows only the General Assembly to regulate plastic bags and other containers – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Bans local governments from passing ordinances to regulate the use, disposition, sale, or any imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition, or taxation of plastic bags and other auxiliary containers.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
S90 - Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistrates – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
S118 - Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000 – favorable report as amended.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000 and requires any case with an amount exceeding $5,000 to be ordered for mandatory mediation.
S148 - Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates and provides additional supplements to full-time chief and assistant chief magistrates.
S151 - Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000 – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
 
House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee
H3278 - Prohibits a state, county or municipal detention facility from keeping an inmate from meeting with his attorney – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a state, county or municipal detention facility from keeping an inmate from meeting with his attorney.
H3481 - Requires removal of arrest and booking records within 30 days if the person is found not guilty – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires removal of arrest and booking records within 30 days of written request if the person is found not guilty.