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2/10/12 Group Watch: Committee Highlights

On Wednesday, a committee day and the second legislative day, the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved a package of bills aimed at bringing more jobs to the state. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to ban the sending or receiving of text type communication while driving and a bill allowing the use of military identification cards when buying car tags and doing business transactions to prove citizenship under the state’s immigration laws. The Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a bill to extend the amount of time companies have to get a tax break for capital improvements. The Legislative Council voted overwhelmingly to reject three proposed rule changes made by the state Medicaid Agency.

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