House Environment & Agriculture Committee Votes 12-1 to Kill the Bill
On January 28th, the House Environment Committee voted 12-1 to send HB 1624 to the house floor with the recommendation of “Inexpedient to Legislate”. Rep. Susan Wiley was the only vote in favor of the bill. Representatives Gandia, Knox, Tucker and Poznanski were not present. Representative Allen noted that a couple of the letters he received from supporters were identical but he received more letters from opponents that noted a variety of objections.
The committee’s recommendation will go to the house floor for a vote most likely on February 10th. It is possible that the committee’s recommendation could be overturned and the bill might pass the bill during a house floor vote! Please call and write your local representative a note regarding your objections to the bill. Talk about how it will effect you. Ask them to support the House Environment and Agriculture Committee’s majority recommendation of “Inexpedient to Legislate”.
For more information about HB 1624. Your local legislator and their contact information can be found at the “Who’s my Legislator?” link on the sidebar.