Legislature(1997 - 1998)

04/09/1997 11:18 AM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 9, 1997                                         
                           11:18 a.m.                                          
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
 Senator Tim Kelly, Chairman                                                   
 Senator Loren Leman, Vice Chairman                                            
 Senator John Torgerson                                                        
 Senator Jim Duncan                                                            
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
 Senator Robin Taylor                                                          
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
 SENATE BILL NO. 13                                                            
 "An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, and             
 to the use of the proceeds of those taxes; and providing for an               
 effective date."                                                              
                                                                               
 HOUSE BILL NO. 65 am                                                          
 "An Act relating to partial-birth abortions."                                 
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
 SB 13 - See Senate Health, Education & Social Services Committee              
         minutes dated 2/5/97, 2/10/97 and 2/14/97.                            
     Finance report 4/7/97.                                                    
                                                                               
 HB 65 - See Senate State Affairs minutes dated 4/1/97 and Senate              
         Judiciary minutes dated 4/7/97.                                       
                                                                               
    ACTION NARRATIVE                                                           
  TAPE 97-3, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to order           
 at 11:18 a.m., and noted the presence of Senators Leman, Torgerson,           
 Duncan and Kelly.                                                             
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  SB 13  (INCREASE TOBACCO TAXES) before the          
 committee and advised that he had talked to Senator Sharp, who is             
 the prime sponsor of SB 13, and it is the prevailing wisdom that              
 the amount of the tax increase should be included in the title of             
 the bill so that it can't be adjusted by the other body.                      
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved that a Rules CS be adopted amending the             
 title of SB 13 by adding the amount of the tax increase into the              
 title.  Hearing no objection, the motion carried.                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR TORGERSON  moved CSSB 13(RLS) be approved for calendaring at         
 the discretion of the Chair.  Hearing no objection, it was so                 
 ordered.                                                                      
                                                                               
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  brought  HB 65 am  (PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS) before          
 the committee as the final order of business.                                 
                                                                               
  SENATOR LEMAN  moved HB 65 am be approved for calendaring at the             
 discretion of the Chair.  The Chairman called for a roll call vote.           
 Senators Torgerson, Leman and Kelly voted "Yea" and Senator Duncan            
 voted "Nay."  The Chairman stated the calendaring motion carried.             
                                                                               
 There being no further business to come before the committee,                 
  CHAIRMAN KELLY  adjourned the meeting at 11:20 a.m.                          
                                                                               

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