Legislative action scheduled for this week includes:
Monday through Wednesday
Both houses will be in daylong sessions, and into the evening Wednesday, to meet the deadline for bills to pass originating house.
8 a.m. House Hearing Rm. A, John L. O’Brien Bldg., House Education Committee public hearing on SB5440, requiring expulsion for at least one year for students caught with guns.
10 a.m. Senate Hearing Rm. 4, J.A. Cherberg Bldg., Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee public hearing on HB1481, the House Republicans’ welfare reform package.
3:15 p.m. House Hearing Rm. A, John L. O’Brien Bldg., House Appropriations Committee public hearing on HB2010, a major prison reform package that would end some inmate privileges, require them to pay for others, cut prison staff, and speed up the deportation process for illegal aliens.
8 a.m.Senate Hearing Rm. 4, J.A. Cherberg Bldg., Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee continued public hearing on HB1481, the House Republicans’ welfare reform package.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.