House passes 29 bills Friday in effort to close shop

House passes 29 bills Friday in effort to close shop

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Dustin Hurst
March 29, 2010
Dustin Hurst
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March 29, 2010

In the final push to get legislators out of the Capitol and back home to their districts and their families, the Idaho House of Representatives tore through several pieces of legislation Friday. Legislative leadership in both the House and the Senate had expressed a desire to close shop by the end of the day Friday.  Despite their efforts, legislators were not able to adjourn Friday, so they will return to the Capitol on Monday.

Here is a list of all the legislation passed by the House Friday with a short explanation included (click on the link to view the legislation):

House bill 714- Appropriation for 2011, reduction for 2010 budget for Service Integration division within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

House bill 715 - Appropriation for 2011, reduction for 2010 of Mental Health Services within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

House bill 716 - Division of Medically Indigent Administration within the  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare  2011 appropriation, 2010 budget reduction

House bill 717 -Division of Child Welfare within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 2011 appropriation, 2010 budget reduction

House bill 721 - Division of Veteran Services Appropriation for 2011, reduction for 2010

House bill 722 - Developmentally Disabled Division within the Health and Welfare Department appropriation for 2011, reduction for 2010

House bill 723 - Division of Welfare within the Health and Welfare Department appropriation for 2011, reduction for 2010

House bill 724 - Transfers unclaimed property program funding from Idaho State Tax Commission to the office of the state treasurer

House bill 725 - Trailer appropriation for the Idaho Supreme Court

House bill 726 - Minor correction to direct funding to Soil and Water Conservation Commission

House bill 727 - Idaho Education Network legislation (Read IdahoReporter.com's story on this bill here.)

Senate bill 1417 - Idaho Public Television 2011 appropriation, 2010 reduction

Senate bill 1320 - Tightens language on 2009 Idaho Drug Donation Act, clarifies state code on nursing homes donations of medical drugs

Senate bill 1340 - Relating to damages and litigation

Senate bill 1382 - De facto guardianship rules, allowing grandparents to maintain guardianship over grandchildren in certain circumstances

Senate bill 1383 - Providing the Department of Corrections with more flexibility in planning treatment programs for inmates

Senate bill 1384 - Clarifies the role of the Department of Corrections at private prisons during riots or emergency situations

Senate bill 1301 - Eliminating requirements for nurses to sign prescription refills

Senate bill 1310 - Defines personal care services for children and who should qualify for those services

Senate bill 1399 - Allowing doctors to consult with one another without being subjected to lawsuits (Read IdahoReporter.com's coverage of this legislation here.)

Senate bill 1400 - Gives county commissioners the ability to appoint a member of a board of a public health district in certain circumstances

Senate bill 1311 - Removing requirement for semi-truck drivers to double register trailers in certain circumstances

Senate bill 1361 -Dealing with the training of auto salesman; requires eight-hour training course

Senate bill 1398 - Tightening language for DUI enforcement

House bill 729 - A ban on texting while driving a motor vehicle (Read IdahoReporter.com's story on this legislation here.)

House bill 728 - Appropriation for Department of Administration

Senate bill 1403 - Relating to fire districts and the election of commissioners of those districts.

Senate bill 1407 - Creating secondary aquifer planning fund

Senate bill 1385 - Lowering the age of consent to 16 years of age (View IdahoReporter.com's coverage of the legislation here.)

For a preview of the legislation yet to be acted on, click here.

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