Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Read 'em and weep

Yesterday's action in the House:

HB #1726: Introduced into House Ways & Means, Local & Private Legislation. Allows Ridgeland to impose a sales tax hike. Bill status

SB #2506: Double referred. Reduce pay of Lt. Governor and Legislator by 10% for remainder of term. Bill status. HAHAHAHA!!!

SB #3097: TSDPAA. Passed Senate and authorized the state to lease the old Blind School property. House had passed a bill to sell it. Pending amendment to this bill in the House to change language from lease to sell. Same amendment was added to Gordon's bill, SB #3097. Bill status

SB #2293: TSDPAA. (House). Authorizes charter schools. Pending amendment to water it down. Bill status
SB #2300: TSDPAA (House). Revises qualifications for nursing home administrators. Includes criminal background checks. Bill status

SB #2393: TSDPAA (House). Allows students to self-administer asthma medications. Bill status

SB #2596: TSDPAA (House). Bans laughing gas in cars. Bill status

SB #2597: TSDPAA (House). Revises penalties for hit and run incidents. Bill status

SB #2923: TSDPAA (House). Strengthens domestic violence penalties. Pending amendment bars parole for aggravated domestic violence. Bill status

SB #2961: TSDPAA (House). Strengthens stalking laws. Bill status

SB #3078: TSDPAA (House). Increases years needed for PERS for teacher new hires. Bill status

SB #2389: Returned for concurrence (House). Provide conditions for schools to offer alternate high school career tracks. Bill status

SB #2644: Tabled subject to call (House). Banned smoking and chewing tobacco at youth sports. Bill status

Measures that died in the House:
SB #2001: Jurors receive supp. pay from parties in civil lawsuits. Bill status
SB #2026: Hospitals have first liens against damages. Bill status
SB #2032: Immigration reform Act. Bill status
SB #2058: Mandatory life w/out parole for rape or sexual battery of a child. Bill status
SB #2065: Agency must verify U.S. citizenship for those seeking public benefits. Bill status
SB #2153: Allow concealed weapons in public parks. Bill status
SB #2215: require training and helmets for ATV's. Bill status
SB #2432: require auto insurance before buying a tag. Bill status
SB #2521: Create a Silver Alert system Bill status
SB #2726: Allow ER docs and nurses to use blinking lights. Bill status
SB #2936: Revise powers of PRVD. Bill status
SB #3024: Ban sex between guards and inmates. Bill status
SB #3059: Sunshine attorney act. Bill status


Paul Mitchell said...

How does a bill die that requires public agencies to check US citizenship for benefits? I will never be able to grasp that. Especially since employers are supposed to check. Makes no sense to me.

whatshername said...

Maybe their thinking is that since it is required for employment why have another law requiring another verification for benefits. I'm all for less gov't BUT if the FIRST verification is not being completed ....

Sorry - I just want them to get it right PRIOR to employment ...

Paul Mitchell said...

whatshername, people applying for public benefits do not work and upwards of eighty percent of illegals do not work either. Imagine, people coming here to get free stuff!

whatshername said...

my apologies - I misread your comment - spoke without thinking and didn't take the time to read the bill ... you are absolutely correct, now that I have read it. What is wrong with this bill that they would allow it to die? - doesn't seem too invasive at first glance - sign an affidavit that you are a US citizen or a qualified alien .... maybe it's the criminal penalty they have a problem with ... or the required annual report to the AG ...
I don't understand the logic - makes sense to me.

whatshername said...

~ I don't understand the logic of killing it . . . . to me the requirements make sense.

Any comments anyone on SB #2936 - the shakedown of the PRVWSD?

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