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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 01:10 PM

Senate Welcomes Bobby Dale Earnhardt and Passes 4 Bills
The Senate welcomed a very special guest during recess today as Bobby Dale Earnhardt made an appearance on the Senate floor. The grandson of NASCAR legend, Dale Earnhardt, was at the Capitol to announce the start of his own NASCAR career and was joined by sponsor, Chavela Simmons.

A total of four bills were passed in the Senate today and were moved to the House for consideration. Of those passed was Senate Bill 418, which would amend the qualifications required to serve on the Parole Board, and Senate Bill 409, which would sentence minors attempting to use a fake ID to buy alcohol to community service instead of jail time.

Several bills were read on second reading including Senate Bill 166, which would make the disarming of a correctional officer a felony, and Senate Bill 4107, which would provide for online training of firefighters as well as provide proper safety equipment. In addition, 10 other bills were advanced to 3rd reading.

There were also 10 Senate Bills advanced to second reading.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary- 3 p.m.- 208W
Agriculture- 2 p.m.- 451M
Pension- 2 p.m.- 208W
Finance- 3 p.m.- 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Government Organization- 10 a.m.- 208W
Economic Development- 9 a.m.- 451M

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

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