, pending House final passage, amends the criminal penalties for second and subsequent "Peeping Tom"convictions as follows:1.) For a second conviction - A fine of $750,six months imprisonment or both.2.) For a third or subsequent conviction - Afine of $1,000, one year imprisonment or both.*
repeals a provision in present law relative to operating a vehiclewhile intoxicated that provides that a prior conviction shall not include a conviction for an offense committed more than ten years prior to the commission of a current offensefor which a defendant is being tried.HB511 is pending consideration by thefull House.*
, which seeks toeliminate panhandlers and prostitutes who flagdown motorists for soliciting, creates thecrime of solicitation of funds or transportationfor certain unlawful purposes, provides for adefinition of "sexual intercourse," and provides for criminal penalties.HB1158 provides for a fine of $200,six months imprisonment or both for aviolation of the proposed law.HB1158 is pending House floor action.
CRIME SECURITY DISTRICTS
, pending action by thefull House, provides that meetings of thegoverning authority of any crime preventionand security district, improvement district or similar districts would be exempt from noticeof meetings, recording and broadcastrequirements of the public notice law.
MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE
, a proposedconstitutional amendment, would remove themandatory retirement age of judges.House Bill 96 would be submitted for voter approval at the statewide election Nov.4, 2014.HB96 is pending in the HouseCommittee on Civil Law and Procedure.*
, pending House floor action, would remove the mandatoryretirement age for constables.*
, pending House floor action, would remove the mandatoryretirement age for justices of the peace.
, approved by a vote of 92-0, would create the Department of ElderlyAffairs as an executive branch department and provides for its functions and funding.The proposed law requires that allofficers and employees of the department shall be in the classified state civil service and thatstate civil service rules would apply to their appointments and compensation.Further, the governor would appointthe secretary, deputy secretary andundersecretary.Finally, HB246 would becomeeffective if HB343, a proposed constitutionalamendment, is adopted by voters at astatewide election.*
, a proposedconstitutional amendment, would create theDepartment of Elderly Affairs as an executive branch department. HB343 is pending in theHouse Committee on Appropriations.