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Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, February 29, 2004

Bills introduced last week:

• Public Employees: House Bill 518 and Senate Bill 352 amend the Public Employment Relations Act to exclude from collective bargaining individuals who perform confidnetial or managerial duties for a public employer..

• Cruise ships: House Bill 522 relates to discharges from small commercial passenger vessels.

• Elections: Senate Bill 356 and House Bill 523 relate to qualifications of voters, voter registration, voter residence, recognized political parties, voters unaffiliated with political parties, early voting, absentee voting, ballot counting, voting by mail, initiative, referendum, recall, and definitions.

Bills voted on last week:

• House Bill 348: An act relating to the rights of certain victims of crime to receive information about the office of victims' rights and the Violent Crimes Compensation Board.

Vote - Yeas: 34; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• House Bill 347: An act exempting taxicabs from the passenger vehicle rental tax.

Vote - Yeas: 38; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Senate Bill 270: An act establishing November as Avalanche Awareness Month.

Vote - Yeas: 33; Nays: o

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea



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