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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 03:16 PM

House Passes Valued Employee Retention Program


The House convened today to pass seven bills, including House Bill 4409, which would create the Valued Employee Retention Program. This would establish a plan where workers' hours would be reduced in lieu of laying off employees.

House Bill 3108 was another bill among the seven passed, which would implement a background check for obtain licensure and work in a nursing home. House Bill 4318 was passed as well, which would continue education on veterans' mental health.

There were 18 bills on second reading. House Bills 4001, 4245 and 4256 had their first readings.

Citations were presented recognizing Higher Education Day, the Herbert Hoover High School baseball team and the Roane County High School golf team.

The House reconvened this evening to receive committee reports and messages from the Senate. Senate Bill 603, relating to testing for the presence of methane in underground mines, had its first reading. House Bill 4286 had its first reading and was recommitted to House Finance. This bill would create the Captive Cervid Farming Act.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Judiciary 10 minutes after the floor session in 410M
  • House Finance 30 minutes after the floor session in 460M
  • House Government Organization at 2:15 p.m. in 215E

The following committees will meet Monday:

  • House Finance at 9:30 a.m. in 460M

The House is adjourned until 1 p.m. on Monday.

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