Bills to establish term limits, waive gun-permit fees for veterans, to place the Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds and to make “Merry Christmas” legal in public schools are among those that lawmakers considered important enough to file before next year’s legislative session begins Jan. 13.

The next session is expected to be a quick one since a federal judge ordered an earlier primary election to give soldiers stationed overseas time to receive absentee ballots. A quick session gives lawmakers reason to introduce their proposals early so they’ll have time to make it through the complex legislative process.

Since the 2014 session will be the second of the two-year term, bills not passed in the 2013 session can also be considered. 

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