Slowpoke Bill hits the accelerator
Staff - Editor

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Crossover Day, the last day in which bills generated in one chamber can be considered in the other chamber at the state Capitol, is Monday.

Rep. Bill Hitchens’ “slowpoke bill,” House Bill 459, which will cite drivers who drive under the speed limit in the left-hand lane in a road of more than two lanes, sped through the House finally, with a 162-9 vote Wednesday. The House Motor Vehicle Committee sent on to the full body for a vote Monday. So now it heads to the Senate, just in time for the 56 members there to weigh in on the legislation.

Rep. Jon Burns’ HB 549, which will set up emergency response procedures to water pollution issues, flew through the House by a 157-0 vote. It too heads to the Senate to be considered just before the Crossover Day deadline.

Burns’ bill came out of the House Natural Resources and the Environment Committee and will likely go to the Senate companion committee before heading to the floor for a vote. The Motor Vehicles Committee doesn’t have a Senate equivalent, but all bills go through the Rules Committee to be assigned to its appropriate committee.



Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2014 at 2:03 PM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by pdonahue
Send pdonahue a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (382) times.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by pdonahue
 
Prescription drug take back with RPD
September 15, 2014
The Rincon Police Department will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sept. 27. People with unused prescription drugs can bring them to the Rincon Police Department on 107 W. 17th St. between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a ...
Read More »
 
Consolidation talk starts to heat up
September 08, 2014
With the Insurance Services Office, or ISO, consultant working with the various fire departments in the county, could a consolidation of some or all of the departments be in the works? As Springfield Fire Chief Travis Zitterour said to his city council members Tuesday night, a new ladder truck is ...
Read More »
 
News and notes
August 31, 2014
The Hilton Head Island Packet has reported that the town of Hardeeville across the river has appointed former Rincon city manager Mike Phillips as its interim city manager. And if you live in or visit Lost Plantation frequently, two street names are about to change. Dressler Road will become Dresler ...
Read More »
 
It's not Drivin' n Drinkin'
August 15, 2014
Having attended a show recently, the band’s lead singer closed their set with his usual mantra of “tip your bartender, tip your friends, tip your mom and remember, life is too cheap to drink short wine,” and then advised the crowd to do this: “If you’ve been drinking, call a ...
Read More »
 
The voices of summer
August 07, 2014
I don’t watch or listen to the Braves as much as I once did. When they were bad, perhaps the worst franchise in all of baseball and maybe all of professional sports, nothing could sway me from the TV, thanks to the trio of Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray and ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology