Morning Buzz 2/9: Session News and Top Hearings

Posted on February 9, 2011


With the second of two major workers’ compensation reform bills coming before the Legislature today, Mike Dennison, of the Lee Bureau, reported on the first bill’s endorsement by the House and a guarantee from its author that it will go the distance.

The bureau also reported on the House’s passage of a measure to clarify the employment rights of a person who uses medical marijuana and on a decorated veteran who spoke at the Montana Democrat’s 2011 Mansfield-Metcalf dinner.

The Associated Press had stories on a measure to abolish the death penalty and on another to create annual sessions.

Top Hearings

Click here for a look at all of today’s scheduled House and Senate hearings.

  • Workers’ compensation insurance revision will be discussed at 9 a.m. in room 422.
  • Restoring the right to fully informed jury will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 137.
  • Providing for an interstate compact related to health care freedom will be discussed at 3 p.m. in room 152.
  • Providing for federal mandate accountability will be discussed at 3 p.m. in room 172.
  • Prohibiting physician-assisted suicide will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 303 along with providing for suicide predator penalty enhancement, as well as a measure to implement the ruling on aid in dying for terminally ill patients.
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