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Morning update: Session Day 58

Post by Jimmy Lovaas / The News Tribune on March 12, 2013 at 7:00 am |
March 12, 2013 7:00 am

With Wednesday’s cutoff deadline quickly approaching, the Senate and House have scheduled floor sessions starting at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively. Both chambers will break for caucus and are likely to hold additional sessions later in the afternoon or evening.

Still unknown is whether House backers of background checks will be able to find the votes to move forward on a measure to require them for all gun purchases.

The House Higher Education Committee has scheduled an 8 a.m. public hearing on bills, including Senate Bill 5180, intended to improve access to higher education for students with disabilities. The committee will also hold an executive session on other bills, including SB 5343, a measure concerning the rights of higher education students involved in military service.

The House Public Safety Committee will hold 8:30 a.m. public hearings on three bills dealing with sex trafficking.

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