Highlights from the Legislature on Monday
February 25, 2008
– The Senate gave final approval backing to allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays. The measure (Senate Bill 82) now heads to the House.- The Senate gave initial backing to a proposal (Senate Bill 139) that would require the state to send quarterly e-mails to employers notifying them of a federal program they can chose to check the legal status of job applicants. Some lawmakers objected because they said the E-Verify program only has a 90 percent accuracy test.- Art lovers could sip wine as they stroll through galleries under a bill that won final approval in the House. The measure (House Bill 1105) would limit the number of people who could attend a gallery event where wine is served and would require compliance with liquor permit laws. It will now be considered the Senate.