I dont understand legal talk.....

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I dont understand legal talk.....

Postby too-tall » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:22 pm

I dont understand all the legal talk on HB:896.
My question is, where does this bill stand right now? Has it passed? Is it a law yet?
I dont understand all this house/senate and other stuff. I need plain ole simple english please.......
Thanks guys

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:04 pm

It didn't pass. It died in the House Calendars Committee.
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Postby dws1117 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:00 am

For a legal / legislative newbie idiot, what is the Calendars Committee. What is thier function?
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Postby too-tall » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:05 am

Thanks Charles,

I was afraid of that. I was hoping that bill would pass.

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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:18 pm

dws1117 wrote:For a legal / legislative newbie idiot, what is the Calendars Committee. What is thier function?


Unlike the Senate, House bills that get out of their assigned committee go to the House Calendars Committee. That committee decides what bills go to the House floor for debate and vote. Unfortunately, any member of the Calendars Committee can "tag" a bill and kill it, without a vote in the Committee. Also, there are far more bills going into the Calendars Committee than the full House can debate and consider. Many bills die in that committee simply because there is not enough time to get them to the floor.

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