In the “dog ate my homework” category…

The Senate Transportation Committee was scheduled to debste a bill today that outlines new restrictions for teen drivers (SSB 3085).  Senator Tom Hancock, however, informed the committee he had lost the "official" copy of the bill.  It seems to have vanished during or after Hancock evacuated the statehouse last week during the fire alarm (the alarm was set off when floating dust hit sensors in the law library at the capitol). 

Jeneane Beck of Iowa Public Radio says Hancock admited to the committee that legislators get "in big trouble" for losing the "official" copy of a bill.  For those of you who’ve never seen one, these official copies of bills are placed in a light blue folder.  So if you see that folder, you might want to return it to Hancock.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.