Session Weekly Wrap-Up

Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of March 22, 2010

Senate Bill 5 was unanimously approved by the Senate.  The bill would establish the Community-Based Health Care (CHC) Program in the Department of Health to provide grants to community-based health care clinics. Grants would be distributed in a manner that improves...

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Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of March 15, 2010

The Senate unanimously approved legislation that would require credit insurance companies to promptly refund customer premiums when a policy is terminated before its original expiration date. Current law does not require a policy holder to provide notice to the...

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Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of March 8, 2010

The Senate unanimously approved legislation that would give the Attorney General concurrent jurisdiction with county district attorneys to investigate and initiate criminal actions involving the sexual abuse of children. Specifically, Senate Bill 260 would give the...

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Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of February 8, 2010

The Senate unanimously passed legislation that would toughen penalties for the production of methamphetamine and operating a meth lab. Senate Bill 125 would make it a misdemeanor to possess the ingredients used to manufacture meth. The House added amendments to this...

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Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of February 1, 2010

The Senate unanimously approved legislation that would require defendants to pay court costs without the need for a court order. Senate Bill 1169 would require judges to impose court costs, but even if the judge fails to do so, the costs would still be imposed.  No...

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Senate Democratic Wrap-Up For the Week of January 25, 2010

The Senate unanimously approved legislation that would criminalize the acts of operating a methamphetamine lab and dumping meth waste. Under House Bill 485, operating a meth lab would be considered a second degree felony. However, if the lab is located within 1,000...

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