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3/3/2013 5:44:00 AM
Follow that Bill 3/3

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

Federal Bills
H.R. 292 and S. 132 — Grants statehood to Washington, D.C., which would become the 51st state and be called “New Columbia.” H.R. 292 filed Jan. 15, 2013, by U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). S.132 filed Jan. 24, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) and three cosponsors including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
H.R. 318 — Creates a wall of remembrance at the Korean War monument in Washington, D.C. Filed Jan. 15, 2013, by U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas).
State Bills
House Bill 1004 — Judges can order divorcing parents to surrender their children’s passports, block a passport application, or alert the U.S. State Department that a parent and child pose a flight risk. Filed Jan. 30, 2013, by Rep. Robert Pritchard (R-Sycamore).
House Bill 1019 — A parent who twice falsely accuses an ex-spouse of child abuse or neglect can lose custody or visitation rights. Filed Jan. 30, 2013, by Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside).
Senate Bill 1222 — Requires a government body to hold a public hearing before voting to increase an officer or employee’s salary by 6 percent or more. Filed Jan. 30 by Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine).
—Compiled by Tom Collins

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