UPDATE: It will be discussed (allegedly) on April 20th alongside a bunch of other bills. Let’s hope they don’t run out of time again.
CS/CS/HB 259 – Safety of Religious Institutions was scheduled to be discussed in the Senate’s Rules committee, but they ran out of time. Seriously, when the clock struck, they cut off somebody who was engaged in a long annoying speech and I am guessing they headed for the nearest watering hole to partake on the Happy Hour goodness because it looked like an stampede.
The issue is that the Rules Committee meets again tomorrow and according to their Meeting Notice, our bill will not be seen.
With only two weeks left, I am getting a really bad feeling we are not going to see the bill make it to the floor of the Senate, much less to the Governor’s desk if we do not raise some hell.
Here are the emails of the Rules Committee Senators. Do drop them a line asking them to take up CS/CS/HB 259 – Safety of Religious Institutions for vote.
If you rather give them a call or talk personally, here is a link to the committee’s page and the links to every individual senator where you can find their numbers and addresses.