LEGISLATION (SB 6216 / HB 2421) In accordance with the Attorney General’s recommendations, and following extensive stakeholder input and feedback as set out in the December 1, 2017 report, the legislation establishes a unified payment plan system for the consolidation of multiple traffic-based financial obligations.Specifically, the legislation: Authorizes the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to establish a unified payment plan system for the consolidation of multiple traffic-based financial obligations; Allows eligible defendants to bring their multiple outstanding obligations into the new payment plan system for ongoing servicing with a single point of contact; and Allows those successfully meeting the terms of payment to restore their driving privileges, provided there are no other suspension or revocations on record and proof of valid liability insurance is provided.Based on current smoking trends, 8,500 kids alive in Washington state today will be saved from a premature death if the Legislature enacts Tobacco 21 – the equivalent of nearly three school buses of children per legislative district. In 2005, Needham, Massachusetts raised its sale age for tobacco to age 21. Needham experienced declines in youth smoking of more than 50% - nearly triple those of surrounding communities. 33% of kids under 18 who become regular smokers will die as a result of smoking.Older friends and classmates are the primary source of tobacco and vapor products for 15-17 year old youth.More on that further down.) Politicians on both sides are complaining about many of the other provisions too. For instance, you’re required to educate your child, but the government provides a system of free, public schools.Republicans don’t like the Medicaid expansion to cover more poor families. “Nowhere in our lives does the government mandate that — no matter what — we must buy a product from the private sector.” That may be about to change, depending on how the Supreme Court rules.Others see government overreach—an unprecedented intrusion on individual liberties that can’t be justified no matter how many more people gain health insurance as a result. But if the court does strike down the mandate, we also may lose the most popular provisions in the law such as the ban on denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions and allowing dependents to remain on their parents’ plans up to age 26.
(The often-cited car insurance and home insurance analogies don’t fit. “In other cases, the government mandates something but provides the means.
Raising the tobacco sale age to 21 is an effective strategy to fight tobacco use and it’s gaining momentum nationwide.
California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maine, and Oregon have raised their tobacco sale ages to 21, along with at least 200 cities and counties across the country. (Read the full PDF one pager) PROBLEM Available data from the Department of Licensing shows that at any point in time, nearly 50,000 individuals may have multiple outstanding failure to respond or pay suspensions issued by more than one court of limited jurisdiction.
And many Democrats wanted a government-run insurance plan. The justices heard arguments over the mandate for two hours this morning—the second of the High Court’s three days of oral arguments on the law. Kennedy asked the lawyer, Solicitor General Donald B. asked about forcing people to buy burial insurance,” according to the Times.
But, generally speaking, your opinion of the health care law generally hinges on whether you can accept the health insurance mandate. Some look at the prospect of providing health care to 30 million currently uninsured Americans, including millions in Texas, and at the success the system has had in Massachusetts, and conclude the mandate is worth it. As the New York Times reports, the conservative justices posed probing questions about the health care mandate. Verrilli Jr., only minutes into the argument.” “Chief Justice John G. asked if the government could compel the purchase of cellphones. I won’t venture a guess on whether the mandate is constitutional or how the court will rule.