Tip Sheet: Moving kids to college faster, putting solar power in reach

By the end of this day, lawmakers will have made it through a quarter of the allotted 40 days for this winter session of the General Assembly.

The House and Senate will each convene at 10 a.m. The Senate will have a floor vote on Senate Bill 2, – the "move on when ready" bill allowing some high-schoolers to earn college credit.

The House has no bills on its calendar, but its rules committee is meeting at 9 a.m. and may decide to put House Bill 57, the solar bill, on the calendar for Wednesday. HB 57 would make it easier for homeowners, small businesses, churches and schools to get private, third-party financing for small solar power systems on their roofs.

While the action remains slow on the House and Senate floors, the committee schedule is packed. A House Judiciary Non-Civil subcommittee meets at 9 a.m. in Room 132 of the Capitol to consider HB 56, a no-knock warrant bill.

The full committee meets at 2 p.m. in 606 of the CLOB and will take up HB 1, the medical marijuana bill. Also, a joint higher education committee meets at 3 p.m. and will hear from Chancellor Hank Huckaby, among others.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is expected to take up SB 3, a smaller child welfare privatization bill