Friday, July 18, 2008

Estate Tax and Sex Offenders: July 18, 2008

In the Senate, this bill deals with a point of great controversy - the estate tax (some call it 'death tax' or 'inheritance tax') and there is sure to be lot of debate in coming 12 months over the extension of Bush's estate tax cut, or whether to repeal the tax all together or allow it to go back to its previous rate before the Bush cut:

By Mr. CARPER (D-DE)(for himself, Mr. VOINOVICH (R-OH), and Mr. LEAHY (D-VT)):
S. 3284. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the estate tax as in effect in 2009, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance. Source: GPO [S6937]

In the House, here's a bill introduced dealing with registering sex offenders in a New Hires directory. I'm all for excess notification and warnings when it comes to sex offenders.

H.R. 6539. A bill to provide for the use of information in the National Directory of New Hires in enforcing sex offender registration laws; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. Source: GPO [H6725]

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