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House Judiciary, Senate Corrections committees to meet

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The House Judiciary Committee this afternoon is conducting hearings on a pair of bills, and the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee will meet Tuesday.

Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Room 156-D, the House Judiciary Committee is meeting to conduct hearings on:

  • HB 1054, which would permit the secretary of state to refuse to accept filings or recordings that may be unauthorized or believed to be false or fraudulent; and
  • HB 1056, prepared by the Probate Code Study Commission, which would, among other things, allow a personal representative to acquire an interest in estate property if authorized by a court after notice and a hearing.

Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law will meet in Room 233 and conduct hearings on:

  • SB 160, which would require a national criminal background check for school employees;
  • SB 168, which provides that a blood draw may be made by a qualified person for purposes of establishing intoxication in driving offenses;
  • SB 181, which would legalize switch-blade knives and those that open automatically;
  • SB 53, which would expand the definition of child seduction to include a mental health professional engaging in certain sexual behavior with a patient between 16 and 18 years old; and
  • SB 119, which would toughen the penalties for vehicular manslaughter by reclassifying the crime from a Class D felony to a Class C felony.




 

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