Legislature's Agenda Includes Medicaid, Drones and 'Revenge Porn'

Mar 28, 2016

Although the Senate is the only chamber meeting in full this week both bodies have a long list of public hearings to get through.

First item on the agenda in the Senate will be whether to reauthorize the state’s Medicaid expansion program another two years. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote Monday afternoon.

Senate lawmakers will also take testimony on several bills including a measure to allow the collection of illicit drugs at drug take back programs, a bill to ban bestiality and a proposal to outlaw the use of drones over jails and prisons.

On Thursday the full Senate meets, but faces a relatively light schedule with only a dozen bills on the docket.  

Meanwhile the House will hold hearings on whether to create a statewide drug court program and whether to make it a felony to take part in so-called “revenge porn.” The practice involves posting sexually explicit photos of someone on the internet without his or her consent.  

Twenty-six other states have enacted similar revenge porn legislation, including Vermont and Maine.