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Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 01:19 PM

OPEB Bill Advances to Third Reading
Heated debates fueled conversation today in the House. Senate Bill 469, regarding Other Post-Employment Benefits was the main topic of discussion. Delegates debated back and forth between several proposed amendments, finally advancing the bill to third reading with one amendment. In addition to the OPEB bill, Senate Bill 4217, which declares August 7 as a special memorial day to be known as Purple Heart Recognition Day, was also advanced to third reading.

In addition, two bills were passed through the House. House Bill 4356, which involves creating a misdemeanor offense for child neglect, and House Bill 4271, which involves reporting requireements for residential mortgage lenders and broker licensees, were passed through the House today.

Thirteen bills were introduced it the House today, including House Bill 4464, which would ensure that persons convicted of felony, treason and bribery in an election are not allowed to run for any elective office. House Bill 4454, which would adopt policies to help promote school attendace.

The following meetings will be held this afternoon:
Government Organization- 1:30 p.m.- 215E
Political Subdivisions- 1:00 p.m.- 215E
Roads and Transportation- 2:00 p.m.- 215E
Senior Issues- 3:00 p.m.- 215E
Constitutional Revision- 2:00 p.m.- 410M
Health and Human Resources- 4:00- 215E

The following meetings will be held tomorrow morning:
Finance- 9:00 a.m.- 460M
Judiciary- 9:30 a.m.- 410M

The House will reconvene tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m.

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