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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Senate Passes Two Bills
In today’s floor session the Senate passed two bills and read seven for the first time. Senate Bill 501 was passed. This bill would require health insurance coverage of hearing aids for individuals under eighteen years of age. The bill would also set a date for coverage, set age limitations and modify some benefits for accident and sickness insurance.

Senate Bill 544 was also passed, it would extend the expiration date of exemptions for occupied vehicles with sleeper-berth compartments from May 1, 2012 to May 1, 2017, in the Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act which regulates the idling time of a diesel-powered motor vehicle, subject to certain exceptions.

Senate Bill 606was one of seven bills read for a first time, it would create a procedure for forfeiture of items related to child pornography arrests and other computer crimes and prosecutions.

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

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

The Senate is in recess until 4 P.M.

UPDATE:The Senate reconvened for this afternoon's session after a brief recess to take up committee reports and read five bills for the first time. Senate Bill 656 was one of the bills that was read, it would require direct health care providers wear identification badges. The other bills included Senate Bill 76, Senate Bill 514, Senate Bill 535, and Senate Bill 572.

The Senate is adjourned until 11 A.M.

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