Nasheed Pre-Files Bills in Advance of 2016 Session
“It was important that we were prepared for the first day of pre-filing,” Senator Nasheed said. “I have several priorities, and following our success last session, we feel confident in our ability to get legislation to the governor’s desk.”
“Among my top priorities this year is ensuring college campuses in our state are safe environments for our best and brightest,” Sen. Nasheed said. “My affirmative consent bill will promote accountability for college campuses when it comes to preventing sexual assault. I am also introducing two pieces of legislation that will help colleges and universities prevent suicide and address the mental health needs of their students.”
“Last session, we were able to make some strides forward with regard to police-community relations, but there is still much work to be done. My body camera legislation will promote accountability for both the community and the police. Body cameras don’t lie and they will cut down on frivolous lawsuits as well as excessive force,” said Sen. Nasheed.
“Preventing homicides is another priority for me this session. I am introducing a reporting bill that will promote public safety by monitoring lost and stolen weapons,” she said.
With regard to K-12 education, Sen. Nasheed stated, “Social promotions are another problem plaguing our community. Far too often, we pass our children from one grade level to the next, knowing they cannot read on that level. My bill will end social promotions at the third grade level, while also enabling teachers to help them get to where they need to be.”
Senator Nasheed is also pre-filing legislation to raise the minimum wage, establish a tax credit to develop housing for homeless veterans, and to “ban the box” on applications for state jobs.