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Legislative Roundup: From Donating Dead Bodies To Building Better Roads

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(WLNS) - A new law will allow any accredited state medical school to receive dead body donations.

Right now only three medical schools in the state can receive the donations.

There are six medical schools in total.

The bill will require all medical schools to have a mortuary science licensee on staff to receive body donation.

The House also passed laws aimed to improve job opportunities for former prisoners.

Under the legislation the State Department of Corrections can issue a certificate of employability to a parolee who completes a course and doesn't have a bad misconduct record.

The bills will also provide legal protection for employers who hire parolees.

Again, all legislation now heads to the Senate.

Road funding is also on the mind of lawmakers.

The House transportation committee listened to remarks on a series of bills aimed at long term road repair.

Legislators are working to move forward on a funding plan to spend at least $500 million on roads by the 2018 budget year.

The committee is set to hold another hearing on the topic today.

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