2009-2010 6th extraordinary session

SBx6 21 ( Yee )

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Amended Senate Oct. 7, 2010
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Senate Floor
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Location: Senate Floor
Oct. 8, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 20
Noes: 15
Abstain: 4
Oct. 8, 2010
Read third time. Urgency clause refused adoption. (Ayes 20. Noes 15.)
Oct. 7, 2010
Senate Rule 29.3 suspended.
 Version: Amended Senate
Oct. 6, 2010
Read second time. Amended. To third reading.
 Vote: Sen Appropriations
Ayes: 7
Noes: 0
Abstain: 4
 Vote: Sen Revenue and Taxation
Ayes: 4
Noes: 0
Abstain: 1
 Version: Amended Senate
Oct. 5, 2010
Read first time.
 Version: Amended Senate
Sept. 21, 2010
Introduced. To Com. on RLS.
 Version: Introduced
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School funding plan alive, private school money dead
Sacramento Bee, Feb. 8, 2018
Thursday marked the second deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for the House and Senate to act on general bills originating in their own chamber. Most bills that survived the deadline are going to a committee in the opposite chamber for more debate. Tax and spending bills are alive under a later deadline to pass out of committee. Here's a ...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2018
Fox & Hounds Daily, Nov. 17, 2017
The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled[1] to take effect in 2018 or beyond that will have an impact on businesses in California. Employers must be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as a small business parental leave law and new hiring restrictions. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or may affect ...

No more secret surveillance technology in local law enforcement
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, Sept. 1, 2017
In California today, a police or sheriff's department could buy a fleet of drones or a set of surveillance cameras to monitor the community its employees have sworn to protect, yet not tell anyone -- not even the local government. The secrecy, law enforcement officials argue, is crucial to the effectiveness of the technology in fighting crime.Yet it's also the main reason state lawmakers should ...

Are lawmakers' business ties with public entities a conflict of interest?
Texas Tribune, Aug. 8, 2017
Editor's note: This is the first of two stories on potential conflicts of interest involving lawmakers with business ties to public entities. Like most higher education institutions, Houston Community College officials had a lot they wanted state legislators to do for them in Austin earlier this year. The school found a champion in a veteran Democratic senator from Dallas. Sen. Royce West[1], ...

Houston pension bill heads for governor's desk, but firefighters are still mad
Texas Tribune, May 24, 2017
The Texas House on Wednesday approved the controversial Senate version of a bill that aims to overhaul Houstons failing pension funds -- over the passionate objections of current and former firefighters. Senate Bill 2190[1],which passed in a 103-43 vote, now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott[2]s desk. But themonths of rancor between firefighters and Houston officials promise to linger long after the ...

House tweak to Houston pension bill could buy firefighters' fund more time
Texas Tribune, May 8, 2017
The Texas House gave early approval Monday to a bill that would reform Houston's three problematic pension funds,which have caused financial woes and spurred political battles for years. The 112-28 vote for Senate Bill 2190came after lawmakers made some key changes to the bill, including a provision that could let the firefighter pension fund bear a smaller burden for shoring up billions in ...

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials
Sacramento Bee, May 8, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 2 Charges warranted in jail death case Given the details revealed in the inquest into the death of Terrill Thomas, charges appear to be warranted against several jail employees, as the inquest jury recommended Monday. The allegations of negligence and abuse were shocking, as was the apparent carelessness that marked the oversight and follow-up to Thomas' death. ...

Texas Senate passes bill overhauling Houston's troubled pension systems
Texas Tribune, May 1, 2017
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Texas Senators overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday that aims to overhaul Houstons troubled pension funds, but not before including a last-minute amendment that could switch future first responders and City Hall employees to a new kind of retirement system. The Senate passedSenate Bill 2190[1]in a 25-5 vote. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick[2] praised ...

Pension fights in Dallas, Houston raise fears of police, firefighter shortages
Texas Tribune, April 30, 2017
The bruising battles[1] over legislative fixes to failing pension systems in Dallas and Houston[2] couldeventually evolve into a statewide war over the kind of retirement funds public employees should be offered. For decades, cities have used the promise of lucrative and dependable pensions as a way to helprecruit forpublic safety jobs. They also use differences in pension benefits as a way to ...

Bills would undo cities' efforts to rein in payday lenders, advocates warn
Texas Tribune, April 26, 2017
In dozens of Texas cities, payday lenders face enhanced restrictions on how much they can charge borrowers. Past efforts to translate those individual city ordinances into a statewide policy have failed. This year, some state lawmakers are pushing for the opposite outcome: by passing measures that would either roll back those local ordinances or give payday and auto title lenders the power to ...

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