Friday, March 1, 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024

House Passes Bill for Notary Recommissioning

Today, the House passed three bills, amended one bill, and postponed action on one bill. 

House Bill 5332 was reported by the Judiciary Committee and read for the first time. Then, the rules were suspended to read a second and third time to be put up for passage. The bill creates an exception for individuals who were commissioned as a notary public to not have to have a high school diploma or equivalent to renew their license. In 2014, a bill was passed to require a commissioned notary to have a high school diploma effective in 2018. Those who have been a notary and will need to recommission soon are being denied because they don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent. The bill passed and made effective from passage. 

House Bill 4801 voids clauses in the State Treasure’s contracts to make them consistent with other state contracts. The bill also removes the operation date for The Public Deposits Program to allow for discretion for implementation.

House Bill 4837 clarifies the duty of banks to retain and procure records. The bill changes the statute of limit collection on debt can begin to five years from its due date.

House Bill 4998 was amended. The bill modifies the penalty for third offense conviction of shoplifting by removing a provision that would allow home detention to be used after one year of incarceration. The amendment states that if the court finds evidence that the person who was convicted a third or subsequent time is found to be abusing drugs or alcohol, the court shall order an evaluation to determine if the individual has a substance use disorder. If so, the court shall order treatment for the substance use disorder.

House Bill 4867 was postponed one day. 

Bills introduced today can be found here
Resolutions introduced today can be found here.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow, February 2, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Committee Meetings, today Feb. 1 
The Committee on Energy and Manufacturing will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 460.
 The Committee on Technology and Infrastructure will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 434.
 The Committee on Health and Human Resources will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 215E.
The Committee on Economic Development and Tourism will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 410.

Committee Meetings, tomorrow Feb. 2
The Rules Committee will meet at 10:45 a.m. behind the House Chamber.
 The Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m.. in Room 460 for Budget Hearings. Feb.
 The Judiciary Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 410.
The Education Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 434.

The Energy and Manufacturing Committee will host a Public Hearing on Friday, February 2, 2023, at 9 a.m. on H.B. 5018 – To provide for oversight and authority governing community air monitoring programs.

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