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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 01:57 PM

House Passes Dual Jurisdiction Bill For Students

The House convened at 11 a.m. today to introduce ten bills and pass one piece of legislation.

House Bill 4003 passed unanimously today, which would grant dual jurisdiction to counties where a student lives in one county and attends school in another. The purpose is to enforce truancy policies. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.

In the aftermath of the water crisis, two of the bills introduced today relate to assistance and protection in the future. House Bill 4254 would allow a paid leave of absence for certain state employees providing emergency assistance during a state of emergency. House Bill 4258 would create a source water protection program and an industrial aboveground storage tank program.

House Concurrent Resolution 42 was passed as well. This resolution will ask Congress to reconsider and revisit the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. It will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.

House Bills 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4059, 4085, and 4086 were passed by House Government Organization and were suggested to House Judiciary. House Bills 4060, 4061 and 4084 were passed by House Government Organization with amendments and were suggested to House Judiciary. House Bills 4137 and 4162 have been passed by House Education and referred to House Finance, with House Bill 4137 being amended.

House Bills 2020 and 2477 had their first readings. House Bill 2757 had its second reading.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Industry and Labor at 1 p.m. in 410M
  • House Political Subdivisions at 1 p.m. in 215E
  • House Roads and Transportation at 2 p.m. in 460M
  • House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at 2 p.m. in 215E
  • House Energy at 3 p.m. in 410M
  • House Senior Citizen Issues at 3 p.m. in 215E
  • House Health and Human Resources at 4 p.m. in 215E

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Finance at 9 a.m. in 460M
  • House Judiciary at 9:15 a.m. in 410M
  • House Education at 2 p.m. in 464M
  • House Finance at 2 p.m. in 460M
  • House Government Organization at 3 p.m. in 215E

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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