Lawmakers will bypass a traditionally benign first week of session in order to advance a series of controversial proposals across a wide policy spectrum this week. In the Senate, proposals include constitutional amendments to toughen the state's revenue growth limit (S.J.R. 958) and prohibit individuals from being compelled to purchase health insurance (S.J.R. 2). The Senate also will debate the successor bill to last year's teacher quality reform by taking up S.B. 736, which comprehensively reforms the state's policies regarding teacher contracts, evaluation, and pay. In the House, H.B. 7005 will be taken up to reform the state's unemployment compensation system by reducing the scope of benefits based on the state's unemployment rate, as well as reducing employers' tax rates, among other provisions.