Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Selected Bills of Interest for Thursday, January 24th

Bills of Interest for Thursday, January 24th

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, 8:30 a.m., Room 312
HB1973 Relating to an Environmental Court. Establishes environmental courts as divisions within the circuit court to handle complaints, administrative appeals, and certain other judicial proceedings or an environmental nature. (Bertram)

HB2330 Relating to Electric Vehicles. Requires the Department of Transportation to adopt rules for the registration of electric vehicles and to issue special license plates for electric vehicles. Waives parking fees, high occupancy vehicle restrictions, and vehicle registration fees for electric vehicles. (Waters)

Committee on Human Services & Housing, 8:30 a.m., Room 329
HB2027 Relating to Children. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a pilot project to develop or contract to develop and operate programs to provide services and support for at-risk children from low-income families. (Mizuno)

HB2140 Relating to the Violence Against Women Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a pilot project to assist undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence. (Mizuno)

Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce AND Committee on Judiciary, 2:00 p.m., Room 325
HB2145 Relating to Unclaimed Property. Allows individuals attempting to claim unclaimed property from the state to assert ownership through affidavit. (Blake Oshiro)

HB2033 Relating to Crime. Creates a new criminal offense of unlawful distribution of adware or spyware if a person knowingly transmits prohibited computer software to a computer to obtain identifiable information. Makes the offense a Class B Felony. (Mizuno)

HB2123 Relating to Utilities. Establishes a utilities coordinating council to coordinate the orderly planning and installation, removal, or relocation of underground facilities. (Mizuno)

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