Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Highlights from the Kansas Legislature

March 16, 2005

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Highlights of Tuesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:

Senators gave first-round approval to a bill requiring all minors to wear seat belts or ride in special safety seats.

Also:

-- A House committee had a hearing on a bill to require abortion clinics to be regulated by the state Department of Health and Environment.

-- A Senate committee heard testimony in favor of expanding the state's anti-discrimination laws to cover gays and lesbians, but one opponent called homosexuality "a monstrous sin."

Clock is ticking:

Tuesday was the 65th calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.

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