From: NCSL TODAY
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: June 16: Should states ban police ticket quotas?
Date: Mon Jun 16 14:44:35 MDT 2014
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TOP NEWS  June 16, 2014

New Illinois law bans use of police ticket quotas
Chicago Tribune
Legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn bans Illinois police departments from assigning ticket quotas and evaluating officers based on how many citations they issue. Quinn, a Democrat, said the new law will allow police to use their judgment in deciding whether to ticket a driver.


California declares whooping cough epidemic
CNN
California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone.

Ohio bill pushes seat belts on school buses
The Columbus Dispatch
Some state legislators want school districts to outfit new school buses with seat belts that they say would protect children. NCSL data cited.
NCSL research on school bus safety


Penn. House panel mulls amnesty for overdose reporting
PennLive.com
Drug users may soon be able to dial 911 without fear that the good deed could land them in jail. NCSL research cited.
NCSL research on 'good samaritan' drug laws

Tennessee faces epidemic of drug-dependent babies
Nashville Tennessean
Babies born to addicted mothers are filling neonatal intensive care units in Tennessee faster than the health care system can figure out how to treat them.

California legislature passes $156.4 billion budget
The Los Angeles Times
The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies.
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