The House convened after the budget session today to begin the extraordinary session. This session is to consider ten bills not completed by the end of the regular session. Constitutional rule was suspended so that each bill may have all three readings today.
House Bill 101 was passed, which would redistribute certain revenue to the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund for appropriation. House Bill 104 passed as well, which would increase the cap for collections into the Land Division special revenue account of the Department of Agriculture from $1.5 million to $2 million. The amounts in excess of the cap would be divided evenly between the special revenue account and the General Revenue Fund of the State. House Bill 106 relates to debt service and bonds secured by the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund.
The House also passed House Bill 107, relating to the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste generated from well sites at commercial solid waste facilities. House Bill 108, establishing a regulatory system for sexual assault forensic examinations, passed as well.
The House is in recess until 4:30 p.m. today.
UPDATE: The House reconvened this evening to complete legislative action on four bills, including Senate Bill 1002. This bill will expire funds in the State Fund, General Revenue, and make supplementary appropriations to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.
Senate Bill 1003 completed legislative action as well, which will expire funds in the State Fund, General Revenue, and make supplementary appropriation to various accounts. Senate Bill 1005 will authorize an increase in the salaries of county commissioners and elected county officials. Senate Bill 1009 completed legislative action, which relates to the computation of local share for public school support purposes.
The House concurred with the Senate's amendment on House Bill 108 and the bill has completed legislative action.
All completed bills will be sent to the Governor for his approval.
The House has adjourned Sine Die.