Legislature: Day 95 for Thursday, April 14

April 14, 2011 

Good morning. Today is Thursday, the 94th day of a 105-day session.

BILLS INTRODUCED

Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, introduced Senate Bill 5933, a proposal to privatize liquor sales in the state that would include selling off all state liquor stores and the right to operate them.

BILL SIGNING

The governor signed several bills into law Wednesday, including Senate Bill 5307, which will count some military training and experience toward licensing requirements for medical professionals, including emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and dental assistants.

She also signed Senate Bill 5242, which requires law enforcement officers to go through training to prevent motorcycle profiling, or singling people out just because they are riding a motorcycle or wearing motorcycle gear.

TODAY

The Senate Ways and Means Committee plans to vote on the budget proposal it unveiled Tuesday.

The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1795, a proposal that would give universities in the state full tuition-setting authority for four years, as long as they set a certain amount of that money aside for middle-class scholarships.

The committee is also scheduled for a vote on Senate Bill 5852, a proposal meant to prevent public employees who retire from returning to work and collecting a pension and a paycheck at the same time.

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