Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
National | By Miranda Cannon

Bill To Make State Superintendent A Political Appointee In Limbo

Bill To Make State Superintendent A Political Appointee In Limbo

Elected officials could face up to a year in jail and lose their posts if convicted of official misconduct.

He said lawmakers, with a three-fourths vote of both the House and Senate, can amend voter-approved measures to fix technical problems.

Opponents, though, said the bill is really meant to open the door to religious teaching in science classrooms and would prevent educators and parents from having control over what their children are taught.

Fines for a first offense would total $136 while second and subsequent offenses could cost drivers up to $235. The Committee voted 3-2, party line, in support of the measure.

A bill that could dramatically expand the use of medical marijuana in Iowa is almost ready for debate in the Iowa Senate, but it appears the bill as now written has little chance of winning approval in the House.

In the remaining month of the Legislature's regular session, that conference table may become a crowded political battlefield.

The Senate measure would eliminate a current requirement that a patient be under a doctor's care for more than 90 days before being able to get a prescription for marijuana - a restriction that would be kept in place under the House version.

The Texas House proposal only allows police officers to inquire about immigration status if someone is arrested, rather than simply being detained, like what the Senate approved.

"The biggest benefit is that it would be removing some criminals from the state", said Sen.

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"Under the facade of offering more information" to pregnant patients, the bill would have made it mandatory for doctors to describe in extreme and unnecessary detail their pregnancy's ultrasound, whether or not it was appropriate for the patient. "The immigrant community will still be afraid".

281, also known as the Colorado Citizen Protection against Sanctuary Policies Act, on Monday, to prohibit sanctuary policies that impede the enforcement of immigration law in the state. He indicated that many in the Senate favor a regulation and taxation model, which the body passed twice previous year only to see it die in the House.

Disabled veteran Bill Cody called the House bill an "abomination" and said even Bradley's bill doesn't provide doctors with enough leeway to determine what ailments could qualify for marijuana prescriptions.

"This will be an important and, in some cases, life-saving program", Simon said.

Paxton was indicted in 2015 on felony securities fraud charges over allegations he duped investors in a tech startup.

The House meets Thursday but has a light calendar. The Senate, though, is off until Tuesday to mark Easter.

Under chamber rules, for the Senate to consider that House bill, it had to change significantly.

The bill has gone through a public hearing, if it does pass schools may start seeing a change beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

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