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Monday, March 05, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Senate Passes Performance Evaluation Bill
The Senate suspended the constitutional rule requiring that a bill read three separate days to pass House Bill 4236. The bill would establish a new system of performance evaluations of professional personnel.

Eighteen bills were read for the second time today and each was advanced to second reading. Bills read for the second time include: House Bill 4351, relating generally to mine safety; House Bill 2521, which would eliminate the requirement of serving domestic violence orders by certified mail; and House Bill 4330, which would provide that drivers licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran.

Ten bills were read for the first time and advanced to second reading. Among these bills, House Bill 4345, would prohibit the unauthorized sale of railroad scrap metal.

The following committees will meet this afternoon:
Pensions 2 p.m. - 208W
Judiciary 3 p.m. - 208W
Finance 3 p.m. - 451M

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

The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m. today.

UPDATE: The Senate met briefly this evening to receive committee reports.

Two bills originating in the Senate Finance Committee were reported and read for a first time: Senate Bill 677 and Senate Bill 678. Both of these bills make supplementary appropriations of state funds to various organizations.

An additional four bills were read a first time and advanced to second reading. Among them is House Bill 4068, which would provide that antique motor vehicles be valued at their salvage value for personal property tax purposes.

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

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