Thursday, January 24, 2013

Let's Have Some Bills!

Looks like the Legislature is finally shifting out of its "Getting to Know You" phase and is about to get down to the business of actually considering bills.

Today in the House Labor Committee, Rep. Nate Gentry's House Bill 13, which would add sentencing enhancements for public officials convicted of corruption-related crimes, is on the agenda. I wrote about that bill and other ethics-related legislation earlier this week. The committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon.

Tomorrow afternoon, a couple of bills by Sen. Peter Wirth are on the Senate Public Affairs Committee agenda. There's Senate Bill 18, which would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients as well as his bill to outlaw texting while driving, SB 17.

You can find all committee and floor session agendas HERE (I don't see the Friday Public Affairs agenda yet, but I'm sure it'll be there later today.)