House Completes Legislative Action on Six Appropriation Bills, Passes PEIA Freeze Fix


On Friday, the House met at 11 a.m. and continued to work on the bills on the House Special Calendar.  Members completed legislative action on a variety of Senate rules bundles and appropriation bills, moving one time monies from one account to another. These included:


SB 163 – Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules;


SB 379 – Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR;


SB 382 – Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund;


SB 384 – Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR;


SB 386 – Decreasing and increasing appropriations from Treasury to Higher Education Policy Commission; and,


SB 388 – Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration.

The House also suspended rules, and read three times a bill to expire funds to the balance of the Department of Administration, Public Employees Insurance Agency. House Bill 4620 would transfer $29 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) to ensure there are no changes to PEIA. The state’s Rainy Day Fund currently has a balance of more than $714 million.

The House is adjourned until Monday, February 19th, at 11 a.m.

House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

House Finance will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.