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Capitol Notebook: Smoking, water bills stall

Publication Date: 4/8/2012
  • Author:Randy Krehbiel
  • Publication:Tulsa (OK) World

One hundred and one House bills went dormant Thursday because they had not been heard in Senate committee. Among those was House Bill 2267, which would have allowed local governments to pass smoking ordinances more stringent than state law, and House Bill 2135, which created regional water planning districts.

House bills assigned to two Senate committees, and receiving a do-pass in one of them, can still be heard in the second committee through Thursday.

Senate bills can also be heard in House committees through next week.

Theoretically, bills not heard or voted down in committee are dead after Thursday - but the language sometimes still pops up in the form of floor amendments...