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Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Senate Advances “Texting” Bill to Second Reading
The Senate read four bills for the first time today, including Senate Bill 211, which would create the secondary offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device without hands-free technology, and a primary offense of texting while operating a motor vehicle. Senate Bill 429, Senate Bill 436 and Senate Bill 4078 were also on first reading.

Senate Bill 360 and Senate Bill 470 were laid over and will maintain their position on second reading tomorrow.

Thirty-four bills were introduced by the Senate, among them was Senate Bill 487, which would create the Coalbed Methane Gas Distribution Fund.

The following committees will meet today:
Health and Human Resources 1 p.m. - 451 M
Education 2 p.m. - 451 M
Finance 3 p.m. - 451 M
Judiciary 3 p.m. - 208 W

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Economic Development 9 a.m. - 451 M
Military 10 a.m. - 208 W
Transportation and Infrastructure 10 a.m. - 451 M

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

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