A look at work in the Legislature on Monday | SummitDaily.com

A look at work in the Legislature on Monday

Here is a look at work in the Legislature on Monday.

” Gov. Bill Owens vowed to put his own plan to fix the state budget on the November ballot if Democrats refuse to compromise and warned it would probably include a tax cut they won’t like.

” The House gave final approval and sent to the Senate House Bill 1042 requiring hospital health care workers to tell sexual assault victims about the availability of emergency contraception, despite strong opposition from Republicans who said it forces religious hospitals to ignore their moral objections.

” Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee backed the nomination of former U.S. Attorney John Suthers to be the state’s Attorney General. Next the full Senate will vote on whether Suthers will serve out the term of Ken Salazar, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in the fall.

” The House approved and sent to the Senate House Bill 1059 to make exemptions to the prohibition against sending spam faxes. It would apply to existing business relationships and for nonprofit organizations that send faxes to further the purposes of the organization.

” The full Senate gave final approval to two measures related to elections. Senate Bill 31 would make it easier to prosecute people who lie in political campaigns. Senate Bill 94 would require a public hearing to change information on ballot questions in the election guides the state sends to voters. The bills will now be debated in the House.

” The Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee approved Senate Bill 21 allowing parents to take up to five unpaid hours off from work each month to attend school-related events for their children. The full Senate will debate it next.

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