May 10 2011
07:53 am

A sampling of some of the peoples' business scheduled for today in Nashville...

Senate Finance Ways & Means Committee, 5/10 8:30AM:

SJR0221: Constitutional amendment banning income tax.

SJR0118: Requests Congress to propose an amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting unfunded federal mandates and programs except during declared fiscal emergency.

SJR0119: Requests Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution that would authorize states to rescind certain federal laws.

SB0326: Opts out of Medicare and Medicaid and establishes state program funded by federal funds formerly spent on Medicare and Medicaid.

SB0932 Weakens wage and hour and workers' compensation laws, makes it easier for employers to deny future medical claims for workers' compensation settlements, establishes presumption of natural/aging cause for workplace injury unless proven otherwise by injured worker, with additional special requirements for proving work related hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome.

SB 1772: Legalizes moonshining in Cocke Co.

SB 1915: Increases campaign contribution limits, allows corporations to contribute to candidates; allows members of the general assembly and the governor to fundraise as candidates for other elective offices during session.

Senate Judiciary Committee, 5/10/2011 2PM

SB1299: Reduces requirements for publication of foreclosure notices in newspapers.

SB0940: Makes it more difficult for whistleblowers and victims of discrimination to prove their cases against employers.

House Finance Ways and Means Committee, 5/10/2011 1PM

*HB1875: Allows state officials to charge a fee for viewing or producing public records.

House Education Committee, 5/10/2011 4PM:

HB 0130: Abolishes teachers' unions ability to negotiate terms and conditions of professional service with local boards of education. NOTE: has already passed Senate, this is a special committee hearing in House.

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