Legislative roundup

Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003

Bills introduced last week:

• Head tax: HB 207 would institute a $100 cruise ship head tax.

• Shooting of animals: HB 208 would allow the Department of Fish and Game to authorize airborne or same-day airborne shooting of free-range wolves, foxes, lynx and wolverines.

• Student allocation: HB 220 would increase the base student allocation to $4,303.

Bills voted on last week:

• Supporting U.S. troops (passed in House): House Joint Resolution 18 is a resolution supporting George W. Bush and coalition armed forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Vote - Yeas: 39; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Cancer coverage (passed in House): House Bill 78 continues a federal program providing breast and cervical cancer coverage for low-income women.

Vote - Yeas: 38; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea

• Commercial fish transportation (passed in House): House Bill 118 relates to the transportation and sale of commercially caught fish.

Vote - Yeas: 37; Nays: 0

Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) - Yea

Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) - Yea



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