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Thursday, December 09, 2004

News From the General Assembly

Here's the latest (from Gongwer News Service):

A 911 measure (HB 361), which passed the House 79-14, would impose through 2008 a 32 cents-per-month fee on wireless phone users to fund equipment and training for the development of wireless enhanced 911 services.

The House concurred with Senate amendments to the "intentional tort" bill (HB 498) by a 68-23 vote. The bill requires an injured plaintiff to prove that an employer "acted with intent to injure" or believed that the injury "was substantially certain to occur."

Faced with a Senate-imposed adjournment deadline for action, the House late Wednesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the state's personal injury lawsuit system. The Senate concurred in the House changes early Thursday morning (around 1:45AM), sending the measure to the Governor. The legislation (SB 80) cleared the House on a 65-32 vote. Senators concurred with House amendments on a party-line 19-11 margin.



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