December 17, 2018

Pension reforms expected to pass the Senate Friday, Majority Leader Thayer says

11 March 2018, 04:55 | Randall Craig



In an exclusive interview with The Bottom Line Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said Senate Bill 1 has been posted in the Orders of the Day for Friday and he said he expects the Senate to take action on the bill and believes it has the votes to pass.

State lawmakers have repeatedly cited Sherry Johnson as an inspiration to change the law.

A bill that would require government entities to establish formal sexual harassment policies passed the House, but in the Senate, where sexual harassment scandals cost multiple members their jobs past year, the bill stalled out.

Book said after that she was disappointed. "But I'm still going to save the pension whether they like it or not", said Bevin. This is not about me.

The budget is for $4.4 billion that has already passed the Senate.

The measures Sen. Kennedy supports were passed by the Assembly, but haven't been brought for a vote in the Senate.

The bill going to Republican Gov. Rick Scott would set limits on the marriage of 17-year-olds. If signed by Scott, it would extend resign-to-run requirements to state and local officials who run for congressional seats. It carves out an exception for 16- and 17-year-olds when there's a pregnancy and neither partner is more than two years older than the other.

Bicycle-safety. House Bill 33 would require drivers to keep vehicles at least three feet away from bicyclists during an attempt to pass. That has some Republican senators wondering why they should be asked to cast a tough vote in an election year if the bill is doomed in the House.

The original House bill did not have the medication-assisted treatment language, and it remains an issue the two chambers must hammer out before the 2018 legislative session ends in the coming days.

"I do not think that they would have influenced anything that would have happened here today", Stivers said.

"One of the benefits that we did have as a teacher was we would get to retire before 65", said Donny Daniels. "I don't want the message to be that it's better to not get married".

House Bill 4187, sponsored by Delegate Geoff Foster (R-Putnam), will allow lawful owners of firearms to transport or store their firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles without fear of civil liability, criminal liability or employer retribution. Lizbeth Benacquisto emerged from their chambers' floors and greeted Johnson with long, emotional hugs in the rotunda between the chambers.

He said on the Senate floor Friday that he wanted to clear the record. But if a pregnancy is involved, there is no minimum age for marriage as long as a judge approves the marriage license.

In Kentucky, teachers at 28 schools in eight districts around the state had planned to participate in protests.

WV Gazette Mail reported that House quickly advanced a coal mining bill without much debate. She wasn't able to attend school and her experience led to a string of abusive relationships.

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