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Senate Committee Recommends Medical Policy Changes; Tables PSC Bill

Sen. Novelle Francis Jr. said on Thursday that the Committee on Rules and Judiciary served as a “clearing house for legislation” and an opportunity to “self-correct.”

Senators Advance Invasive Species Bounty Bill

Legislation to establish an Invasive Species Eradication Community Program – which would incentivize businesses and residents to euthanize invasive species by offering a bounty for wanted pests – was advanced by the Rules and Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Ten Nominees Pass Rules and Judiciary Committee

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee approved 10 nominations to various governmental boards at Thursday’s hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. All nominations were vetted in prior committees and have now been forwarded to the Committee of the Whole.

Beach Accessibility Bill Advances, Brings Beaches Closer to ADA Compliance

The Senate Committee on Rules and Judiciary advanced legislation at its Thursday hearing that, if signed into law, would bring the territory’s beaches closer to compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Gambling, Agriculture and Tax Amnesty Bills Move Forward

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee spent a full day on Thursday advancing several bills, some of which have caused controversy as they've moved through the Legislature.

Magens Bay Authority and Legislature at Odds Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill

The Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee began a Thursday morning hearing with a contentious debate over legislation that proposes to change the composition of the Magens Bay Authority Board of Directors.

Bill to Remove Bust of King Christian IX from Emancipation Garden Advances

The bust of King Christian IX that looms over Emancipation Garden may be removed after the Rules and Judiciary Committee advanced legislation to replace the bust with a statue of the Conch Shell Blower.

Rules Committee Advances Superior Court Nominees, 32 Budget Bills

The Rules and Judiciary Committee had a full day on Monday, advancing 32 budget bills and two nominees to six-year terms as judges of the Superior Court.

Rules and Judiciary Committee Forwards Three Bills to Full Senate

During a brief meeting of the Senate's Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, three bills were forwarded to the full Senate while two others were removed from the agenda.

Rules and Judiciary Panel Forwards Six Pieces of Legislation

Six bills are headed to the full Senate after the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary on approved them Thursday, including legislation designating an additional enterprise zone in the territory.

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