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Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 03:44 PM

House Passes Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act

The House gave five citations. One of the citations given recognized the importance of organ donation. 

With the Governor's approval, Senate Bill 346 has passed all legislation. Senate Bill 32, 165, 257, 314, 325, 380, 408 and 415 were all introduced in the House and were referred to the appropriate committees. Senate Bill 408 is relating to the powers and duties of the Parole Board including the elegibility of parole, procedures of granting parole and timely parole hearings.     

House Bills 4409 through 4418 were introduced today. House Bill 4415 relates to DNA sample collection of people arrested of a felony. The House adopted Concurrent Resolution 25, 57, 58 and 59 that all relate to senior citizen issues.

Senate Bill 341, which would  make a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources from the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund, passed and is now sent to the Governor's Office for approval. The House passed three other bills, House Bill 4196, 4236 and 4284.  House Bill 4284 would protect pregnant women in the workforce and allow them to require certain accomodations because of a medical condition. 

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Senior Citizen Issues Committee will meet today at 3 p.m. in room 215E
  • House Health and Human Resources Committee will meet today at 4:15 p.m. in room 215E

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Subcommittee on House Bill 4347 will meet at 8:30 a.m. in room 410M
  • House Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in room 460M

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