CLONED HORSESAt stake: Senate Bill 694 bans offspring of cloned racehorses from competing. What happened: Governor signed bill. What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.
RETIREMENTAt stake: Senate Bill 899 would revoke the state retirement benefits from state or county officials convicted of felonies. What happened: Passed House 91-3. What’s next: Goes to the governor.
EFFICIENCYAt stake: House Bill 1704 consolidates state information technology services. Would create the position of chief information officer to oversee all technology functions. What happened: Passed the Senate 26-21. What’s next: Goes back to the House.
STEM CELLsAt stake: HB 1326 bans embryonic stem cell research. What happened: Passed the Senate 38-9. What’s next: Goes to the governor.
FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITSAt stake: HB 1570 would require people filing civil lawsuits of negligence to include an affidavit stating they have consulted with a qualified expert who has reviewed the facts. The expert opinion must support the lawsuit What happened: Passed the Senate 45-0. What’s next: Held for reconsideration in the Senate.