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

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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.