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Legislative Update #11, Feb. 13, 2019

Hadn’t yet heard what caused the lengthy session in the House but it resulted in “shortly after adjournment” being right around 4:00 p.m. for House Courts Sub Comm1, and they didn’t have a quorum then, but Chairman Rob Bell and a undersized committee heard some bills without voting on them with the understanding that they would have to adjourn just prior to 5:30 since they would have to get back to the House Floor by then.

As a result they did hear Sen. Mason’s SB1768, the increased penalty for using a cell phone in a Work Zone bill and they will report it as soon as they have a full sub comm.

Sen. Surovell was told that his SB1550 Vulnerable Road User bill will not be heard until Friday, when the SubComm next meets at shortly after adjournment, so we have another day to contact members of the subcomm in support of the bill.

We look for the two bills banning the use of hand held cell phones to be heard in their respective Courts committees on Friday and next Monday.

Many Thanks to Champe Burnley for hanging in there through a long and fruitless afternoon.

Now with an extra day for constituents to contact committee members in support of SB1550, please do so if you haven’t already.

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