Committee: House Judiciary
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
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SB 44 allow disqualification of commercial driver licenses for violations of federal,
state, or local texting bans while driving a commercial vehicle to comply with
federal regulations and requirements.
The Committee on Judiciary at the request of the Department of Public Safety
SB 198* revise the membership of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
Senator Brown and Representative Cronin
SB 223 clarify the open meetings requirement as applied to the Public Utilities
Senator Brown and Representative Lust
SB 227 revise provisions relating to the possession of firearms on snowmobiles.
Senators Welke, Begalka, Bradford, Ewing, Frerichs, Holien, Jones, Kirkeby, Lucas,
Monroe, Novstrup (Al), Omdahl, Otten (Ernie), Rampelberg, Rhoden, and Sutton and
Representatives Greenfield, Campbell, Craig, Feickert, Heinert, Hunhoff (Bernie),
Kaiser, Kopp, Latterell, May, Novstrup (David), Otten (Herman), Parsley, Peterson,
Qualm, Rasmussen, Schoenfish, Schrempp, Steele, Tulson, Tyler, Verchio, and Wick
BILLS FOR POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH HAVE HAD PRIOR HEARING.
SB 174* provide that an out-of-country foreign judgment need not be recognized if the
cause of action resulted in a defamation judgment obtained in a jurisdiction
outside the United States, unless a court in this state first determines that the
defamation law applied in the foreign court's adjudication provided at least as
much protection for freedom of speech and press as would be provided in this
state by enacting the free speech defense Act.
Senator Lederman and Representatives Hoffman and Stevens