Occupational License Fees must be approved by the Legislature

 Occupational License Fees must be approved by the Legislature S.107 would prohibit executive boards from unilaterally imposing occupational licensing fees. Instead occupational licensing fees would be recommend by the appropriate board and then approved by the General Assembly in state law. This bill touches on two different issues; separation of powers, and occupational licensing. S.107 …

Prohibiting Local Governments from Enforcing Firearm Regulations

Prohibiting Local Governments from Enforcing Firearm Regulations S.36 is identical to last sessions S.885, the bills would bar any political subdivisions of the state from enforcing regulations related to transfers, ownership, possession, carrying or transportation of knives, firearms, ammunition, or components of firearms. Currently political subdivisions are prohibited from issuing new firearm regulations but not from enforcing …

No Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

No Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones S.90 would prohibit law enforcement from searching the contents of an individual’s cell phone without a warrant or the express consent of the owner. SCPC has written before that this protection should already be considered afforded citizens under the 4th amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The members …

No Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

No Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones S.90 would prohibit law enforcement from searching the contents of an individual’s cell phone without a warrant or the express consent of the owner. SCPC has written before that this protection should already be considered afforded citizens under the 4th amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The members …

No New Fees without Legislative Approval

No New Fees without Legislative Approval S.62 would prohibit state agencies from imposing any new fines or fees or increasing existing fines and fees by regulation or administrative action i.e. without legislative authorization. This provision wouldn’t apply to internal charges between government bodies or to fees imposed on students by institutions of higher education. The bill …