Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Senate Refers Seven Bills to Committee, Confirms Nominations

The Senate met briefly at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, quickly referring seven bills to committee and confirming all 144 of the Governor’s executive nominations.

Senate bills 1002, 1003, 1004 and 1005, all supplemental appropriation bills, were referred to the Senate Finance committee.

Three other bills were referred to the Senate Judiciary committee. Senate Bill 1006 would update temporary identification cards for released inmates. Senate Bill 1007 would require municipalities to reimburse the responsible county for regional jail per diem fees in certain cases. Senate Bill 1008 would clarify conditions for pretrial release.

As of this writing, both the Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary committees were meeting in rooms 451M and 208W respectively.

The Senate is in recess until 3 p.m.

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