Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:

  • The top Senate redistricting committee chose Congressional and state Senate map proposals, and held a raffle-style drawing to determine odd and even district numbers, which can affect the number of years a Senator will serve.
  • A Senate committee approved a bill that would extend COVID liability protection for businesses another year and a bill that would prohibit shutting down places of worship during a pandemic.
  • Another committee approved a bill that would make strawberry shortcake the official state dessert, an effort the sponsor called “Operation Dessert Storm.”