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They are uncontested pieces of legislation that seemingly pass without much consideration. But the lawmakers, staff and various groups who have a hand in local and uncontested bills say the measures are "well vetted."

More than half of all bills passed in the House so far this session have done so on the Local & Consent Calendar. They are uncontested pieces of legislation that seemingly pass without much consideration in the second half of session. But the lawmakers, staff and various groups who have a hand in local and uncontested bills say the measures are "well vetted." 

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