SENATE BILL 1656: Thanks to all who made calls to the Senate President's office on Monday encouraging him to make sure Senate Bill 1656 was placed on the agenda. Your calls did make a difference! SB 1656 was placed on the agenda and heard by the Senate Education Committee yesterday. Senator Wise is sponsoring the bill and has worked diligently to have it heard.
It was passed by the committee! It will go to the Budget Committee next, probably after Easter. If it passes there, it will go to the Senate floor.
Members of The Coalition, Steve Hicks and Robyn Rennick, were there to support the bill and Dr. Patricia Hardman spoke in front of the committee.
HOUSE BILL 1329: On Wednesday, HB 1329 was heard by the Education Committee. Robyn Rennick and Dr. Patricia Hardman, among others, spoke to the bill. Representative Bileca is the sponsor of the bill. He has been outstanding in his presentation and debate of the bill's merits.
It passed the last House committee on Wednesday and will be voted on by the entire House as the final step.