The committee hearing the issue on Monday is Regulated Industries.
The final bill is still being revised and may not be delivered to the committee until just before the deadline which is 3:15.
At this point, we are not sure whether or not the committee will vote on the issue on Monday.
If they do vote, chances are good that it will pass, probably just to keep the bill alive in order to keep the casino developers’ money rolling in to our elected officials. The thought is that there is not much that can be done to
convince the committee to vote otherwise. But if it passes, the bill will next be heard in the Budget Committee. At that point, we will need to get everyone engaged in sending letters, emails and making phone calls.
Best case scenario is the bill comes up for a vote on Monday and dies in committee (I can dream, no?).
Included are names and emails of members of the Regulated Industries Committee just in case anyone wants to send messages. Yet you should prepare to get the word out about the Budget Committee, assuming the bill passes.
Senator Dennis Jones, Chair
Senator Maria Lorts Sachs, Vice Chair
Senator Thad Altman
Senator Ellen Setnor Bogdanoff
Senator Oscar Braynon
Senator Charlie Dean
Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
Senator Nan Rich
Senator Gary Siplin
Senator John Thrasher