Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rep. Andy Gipson (R - Braxton) gets busy amending Senate bills in committee, trying to save House bills floundering in Senate

Word is that Rep. Andy Gipson (R - Braxton) has amended two Senate bills this morning in an effort to save the House anti-immigrant bill and the House forced transvaginal ultrasound bill.  Rep. Gipson amended SB 2549, a counterfeit goods measure, to include the language of the HB 488.  HB 488 was referred by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) to Senate Judiciary B yesterday, where many think it will die.  Rep. Gipson also amended SB 2771, a bill to increase the penalty for manslaughter against a child, to include the language from the forced transvaginal ultrasound bill, HB 1196.  HB 1196 was also referred to Senate Judiciary B yesterday.

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