Here are key bills on hot-button social issues that didn’t make it to a vote in the Legislature this year, despite community organizer efforts:
No bills regarding same-sex marriage (either permitting or prohibiting it) were heard in the Senate or House.
HB 606, which would have allowed for death with dignity, was never scheduled for a hearing.
Several medical marijuana bills are still being considered, but bills legalizing recreational use are not (see pg. 6–7).
HB 1357 would have required that the Director of Transportation certify sufficient highway capacity in an area before any new development is allowed.
HB 878 would have ensured victims of sexual assault received “medically unbiased” information about, and access to, emergency contraception.