Friday, February 25, 2011

What a great week!

HB 1997 and SB 5834 both had a public hearings this week, with tremendous support on behalf of key leadership and key testimony from many advocates.  Representative Ross Hunter specifically cited the public testimony in recommending a "yes" vote to the House Ways & Means Committee.  So thanks to all who came down to Olympia or wrote your reps.

This afternoon we received the great news that BOTH bills passed out of their respective Committees with a "do pass". They will now go to their respective Rules Committees to be scheduled for a Floor Vote.

Power to the people!

If either bill gets a positive floor vote in their own house, they will then have to start the process from the beginning in the opposite chamber.   At that point, we will expect additional hearings.  So keep your eyes peeled and your zip cars at the ready for another trip to the state capitol.

We're not done yet, but this is an excellent week's work! Well done, everyone.

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