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Legislative Update for the Week of 5/19/15 – 5/21/15

The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn at 5:00 on Thursday, June 5, 2015. Therefore, there are six legislative days remaining this session. Here are the highlights from last week’s action in the Senate – Abortions after 20 weeks – The Senate continued debating H. 3114, a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF 5/12/15 – 5/14/15

Here are the highlights from last week’s action in the Senate – Abortions after 20 weeks – The Senate spent most of last week debating H. 3114, a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. The foundation for the bill is scientific discovery that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. […]

Legislative Update for Week of 5/4/15-5/7/15

Here are the highlights from last week’s action in the Senate – School make-up days for bad weather – State law requires schools to provide 180 days of instruction to students each school year. The law also requires school districts to include at least three make-up days in the calendar in the event bad weather […]

Legislative Update for Week of 4/28/15 – 4/30/15

Last week was “crossover week.” By rule, unless a bill passes its originating body before May 1, the bill must have a 2/3 vote of the other body to be considered. Since the supermajority vote is difficult to obtain, bills filed by senators must pass the Senate by May 1 to be considered by the […]