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Mass. Gov. Patrick Weighing More Than 100 Bills

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is weighing more than 100 bills passed during the closing days of the legislative session.

Among them are an overhaul of the Criminal Offender Record Information system and an economic development bill that would create a sales tax holiday on August 14-15.

There are also a slew of lower profile bills, including legislation to ban novelty lighters, require state pension funds to divest from Iran, and to create a commission to study how the state could better market its seafood.

As governor, Patrick has 10 days to review the bills and decide whether to sign or veto them.

On Tuesday, Patrick will sign one of those bills at Fenway Park, a measure to require insurance companies to provide coverage for medically necessary autism therapies.

This program aired on August 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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