Steve Holland throws bill at fellow Democrat out of anger

Several Mississippi House members said they were outraged Monday when one lawmaker threw a bill at a colleague during a floor debate.

Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville flung a bill in anger at a fellow Democrat, Rep. Omeria Scott of Laurel.

Holland later grudgingly apologized to the whole House.

Holland is chairman of the House Public Health Committee and Scott is vice chairwoman. She asked Holland to read aloud the changes to the final version of a medical examiner’s bill.

AP
3/28/11