Monday, March 17, 2008

Bills of interest for Tuesday, March 18th

Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns, Room 325, 8:45 a.m.
Chair: Rep. Kyle Yamashita 586-6330

SB2843, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING. Establishes a state program for collection, recycling, enforcement, and monitoring of covered electronic devices; establishes program funding through the electronic device recycling fund.

SB2829, SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION. (PROPOSED HD1). Establishes the repeal of all tax credits and exemptions except for those pertaining to individual income tax, beginning in the 2009 taxable year.

Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Room 312, 9:00 a.m.
Chair: Rep. Hermina Morita 586-8435

SB2630, SD2 RELATING TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY REPORTING. Clarifies the reporting and publishing requirements of the public utilities commission to more accurately reflect the information reported by oil producers, refiners, marketers, oil transporters, oil storers, and oil retailers.

Committee on Judiciary/Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, Room 325, 2:45 p.m.
Chair: Rep. Tommy Waters 586-9450
Chair: Rep. Robert Herkes 586-8400

SB3021, SD1, HD1 RELATING TO VIATICAL SETTLEMENTS. Protects those with terminal or chronic illnesses from unscrupulous brokers who trade in life insurance policies of the sick, by requiring disclosure of the consequences to the consumer, providing the right to rescind the contract, and prohibiting the transfer of the life insurance benefits to the new owner for 5 years.

Committee on Judiciary, Room 325, 3:45 p.m.
Chair: Rep. Tommy Waters

SB2202 RELATING TO PARTIAL PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS. Qualifies a candidate for office of prosecuting attorney to qualify for partial public campaign financing if the candidate does not exceed the respective campaign expenditure limit.

SB3051, SD2, HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS. Authorizes the Department of Human Services or its designee to conduct criminal history record checks for those providing services to vulnerable adults and children.

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