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HI legislative preview: Preschool, salaries, land

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 6:06 am •  Published: February 24, 2013

Many North Shore residents want the state to buy the land because they are worried about the effect of further commercial development in the rural area. Others see increasing development as a pathway to more jobs and affordable housing.

The Senate judiciary committee will consider Tuesday a bill to make possessing up to one ounce of marijuana a civil violation.

The House Committee on the Judiciary plans to decide Tuesday on bills limiting the use of leaf blowers and instituting Election Day voter registration.

The committee will also vote on a proposal to make it illegal to solicit a minor for prostitution.

The House committee on consumer protection will consider several bills related to electricity and health.