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2/2/2014 11:16:00 AM
Follow that Bill

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

Federal Bills
S. 1814 — The National Silver Alert Act of 2013 requires the Department of Justice to assist regional and local “Silver Alerts” issued for missing senior citizens. Filed Dec. 12, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
H.R. 3279 and S. 1848 — The Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act requires the Obamacare exchanges to fully disclose if an insurance plan offered through the exchange covers abortions. The bill also requires disclosure of the amount of the “abortion fee,” a surcharge ($1 more per month) used to develop a fund to pay for abortion on demand. H.R. 3279 filed Oct. 9, 2013, by U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and 123 co-sponsors including U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). S. 1848 filed Dec. 18 by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).
State Bills
House Bill 4299 — Possession of up to an ounce of marijuana is a petty offense, not a misdemeanor. Filed Jan. 24, 2014, by Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago).
House Bill 3718 — Increases the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour in 2014, $10 per hour in 2015 and $10.65 per hour in 2016. Filed Oct. 22, 2013, by Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago).

—Compiled by Tom Collins

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