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Monday, February 14, 2011
VIDEO: House GOP Floor Speeches Feb 11-14
By Video @ 8:46 PM :: 5757 Views :: Energy, Environment

Excerpts from Capitol TV Feb 14, 2011 

Reps. Pine and Fontaine address Traffic Violations; Driver Distractions HB623

Report Title: Traffic Violations; Driver Distractions
Description: Makes it a petty misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle while using a text messaging device. Provides an exemption for using voice operated or hands-free technology. (HB623 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting no (0) and Thielen excused (1)

Reps. Riviere and Ward on Tax Credits HB566

Report Title: Renewable Energy Technology System; Income Tax Credit
Description: Requires a renewable energy technology system to be placed in service prior to December 31, 2016, to be eligible for the renewable energy tax credit. Delays the beginning of the payout for refundable tax credits claimed in 2012 to July 1, 2013. Requires Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to complete an assessment on the effectiveness and ongoing need for the renewable energy tax credit after 2016 by October 1, 2014. (HB566 HD1)
Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Ward voting no (1) and Representative(s) Thielen excused (1).

Rep Pine discusses HB1077 - Payments on Interest

Report Title: Employment Security
Description: Provides for payment of interest due on Title XII loans from the Employment and Training Fund. Authorizes the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to increase the Employment and Training Fund assessment in increments of .01 per cent retroactive to January 1, 2011. (HB1077 HD2) Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Pine voting no (1) and Representative(s) Thielen excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.

Rep. Fontaine address Disable Parking HB916

Report Title: Parking for Disabled Persons; Special Account
Description: Creates an Accessible Parking Special Account within the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund. Increases the state vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the Accessible Parking Special Account. Requires all costs associated with the statewide Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities to be appropriated from the Accessible Parking Special Account beginning July 1, 2012.   
Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting no (0) and Thielen excused (1).

Rep Fontaine - Uninsured motor vehicles, HB 158

Report Title: Uninsured Motor Vehicles; Right to Sue
Description: Prohibits the driver of an uninsured motor vehicle that is involved in an accident from suing any other person. Allows a passenger in an uninsured motor vehicle involved in an accident to sue only the driver of that vehicle. Passed Second Reading and referred to the committee(s) on JUD/CPC with Representative(s) Fontaine voting no (1) and Representative(s) Thielen excused (1).

excerpts from capitol TV , Friday, February 11, 2011

Rep. Gene Ward addresses Civil Unions on Chamber Floor

Reps. Marumoto and Fontaine address Shipboard Gaming

Representative Barbara Marumoto addresses concerns on HB1225, which would allow bingo.  Representative Cynthia Thielen and George Fontaine casts a no votes.

Representative Marumoto addresses Excess Revenues HB 835

Rep. Thielen addresses HB1621 Relating to dogs


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