State Senate Policy by Senator Conyers

SB 99

SB 257

Introduced Create “athletes with an intellectual disability” commission
2017 Senate Bill 257, March 21, 2017

  1.  Legislation to create a new government “athletes with an intellectual disability empowerment commission.” The bill give this entity the duty to promote, educate the public about and provide funding for athletic events and competitions for athletes with an intellectual disability

SR 38

SB 364

  • Introduced Authorize grants for local gunshot detectors and more
    2017 Senate Bill 364, May 4, 2017
    1.  Legislation to authorize grants to local governments to establish systems for rapidly disseminating useful information on an “active shooter” emergency, and for certain types of technology including gunshot sound location systems.

SB 422

  • Introduced Give “land banks” a social welfare mission
    2017 Senate Bill 422, May 31, 2017
    1. Legislation to expand the mission of government “land banks” to also include making homes available for disabled veterans. These government authorities were created to consolidate, market and get back into service tax-foreclosed property, primarily in declining cities and neighborhoods.

SB 470

  • Introduced Give solar technician training subsidies
    2017 Senate Bill 470, June 21, 2017
    1. Legislation to create a new government jobs progam that would give money to individuals who enter solar energy technician training programs and to the programs themselves. This would be part of the state’s much broader suite of government job training activities.

State Senate Policy by Senator Conyers

SB 494

  • Introduced Lower minimum age for governor
    2017 Senate Bill 494, June 28, 2017
    1. Legislation to eliminate the current minimum age requirement for governor and lieutenant governor, which is age 30. The bill would leave in place a requirement that a candidate have been a registered voter in the state for at least four years, which implies a minimum age of 22 to be governor. See Senate Joint Resolution K.

SB 539

SB 646

  • Introduced Ban team names, mascots and logos based on ethnicity
    2017 Senate Bill 646, November 2, 2017
    1. Legislation to withhold state funding for a public school that that has a mascot, nickname, logo, or other team or club descriptor that is based on race or ethnicity, and require the state Board of Education and Department of Civil Rights to make a list of banned names. The ban would also apply to a “slogan, chant, song, or other formal or informal auditory practice,” and to “publications, uniforms, signs, or other visual materials”.