State Legislative Tracker

As a service to its members and the public, the AAAS Office of Government Relations is tracking S&T legislation in all 50 states. If you have any questions regarding specific bills or would like to submit a recommendation for an issue to track, please contact the Office staff at congress_center@aaas.org.

  • Agriculture
  • Biomedical
  • Climate
  • Data
  • Energy
  • Stem Cells
  • STEM Education
  • Other

 

AGRICULTURE

BIOMEDICAL

  • CALIFORNIA
    • Brain Research Funding Program (Corbett)
    • SB836
      • Referred to Committee on Rules

CLIMATE/ENERGY

  • MASSACHUSETTS
    • An Act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change (Pacheco) 
      • S.2028
        • Reported favorably by Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Committee and referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means

DATA

  • WASHINGTON
    • Open Government Data (Carlyle, Pollet, Hudgins, Riccelli)
    • HB2202
      • Passed to Rules Committee for second reading

ENERGY

SPACE

  • HAWAII
    • Appropriations for Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (Espero)
    • SB2585
      • Referred to House Economic Development & Business Committee, and Finance Committee

 

STEM EDUCATION

  • INDIANA
    • Tax credit for top STEM graduates (Pelath)
    • HB1201
      • First reading, referred to Ways and Means Committee 
  • MISSOURI
    • An Act to add one new section relating to teacher academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution (Koenig) 
    • HB1587
      • Referred to Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education
    • An Act to add a section relating to the teaching of the theory of evolution by natural selection (Brattin) 
    • HB1472
      • Referred to Rules Committee
  • NEW JERSEY
    • Establishes a loan redemption program for public school teachers who meet certain academic requirements and teach science, technology, engineering, or mathematics subjects or special education (Singleton)
    • A968
      • Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
    • Establishes a four-year 'New Jersey Innovation Inspiration School Grant Pilot Program' in DOE to fund non-traditional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs (Singleton)
    • A940
      • Referred to Assembly Education Committee
  • OKLAHOMA
    • Creating the Oklahoma Science Education Act (Brecheen) 
    • SB1765
      • Referred to Education Committee
  • SOUTH DAKOTA
    • An Act to prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design (Monroe)
    • SB112
      • Introduced
  • VIRGINIA
    • High school diploma course and credit requirements for computer science (Loupassi)
    • HB1054
      • Signed into law as Act of Assembly CHAP0590
    • A bill to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-207.6, relating to instruction in science (Bell)
    • HB207
      • Left in Education Committee

OTHER

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Terminating Strategic Research and Development Tax Credit (Kessler)
  • SB328
    • Became law as Chapter 169, Acts, Regular Session, 2014
  • Including state land grant institutions in Research Trust Fund (Plymale, Stollings, Hall, Wells, and McCabe)
  • SB510
    • Referred to Finance Committee

 

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