Must Read- July 12, 2013: PA Gay Marriage Ban, Missouri Legislation, Leadership Conference
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Sexual Orientation Task Force:
The Springfield Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Task Force is holding a meeting on Monday afternoon.
Pennsylvania's Democrat Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, says she will will not defend a challenge to the state's gay-marriage ban. She believes it is unconstitutional.
- PA attorney general says she won't defend state's gay marriage ban. (Washington Post)
- Pennsylvania attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban. (Bloomberg)
The trial against George Zimmerman is wrapping up. The defense will make it's closing remarks today.
The Locke and Smith Foundation analyzes Missouri legislation for constitutionality.
SB118- Authorizes the creation of veterans treatment courts
HB702- Allows the State Treasurer to make certain information available to the public in order to facilitate the identification of the original owner of military medals deemed to be abandoned property
HB322- Changes the laws regarding motor vehicle insurance policies
SB129- Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization
HB196- Changes the laws regarding unemployment benefits, requires the Department of Economic Development to establish the Missouri Works Training Program, and establishes the Missouri Works Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight Committee
SB 43- Increases the weight allowance for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology from 400 pounds to 550 pounds to reflect change in federal law
SB 117- Allows individuals who are separating from the military to have resident student status for purposes of attending public institutions of higher education
HB 103- Changes the laws regarding transportation
Midwest Republican Leadership Conference:
The Republican Party will be holding a leadership conference in Kansas City in September