Yeah, they were moving ahead quickly too.
Their house bill is done, it is not up to the senate bill which is pending assignment to a house committee.
Big difference is their bill would not take effect till July 1 2013. Ours doesn't have that stipulation, so as soon as Bently signs it, it's in place. We have a chance at beating them!
Not that it matters... just saying though, we have a chance!
Our HB received it's reading in the chamber shortly ago. It is now available for placement on the Special Order Calendar.
Our SB will hopefully get it's reading today too, then we will be set on go for placement on the SOC there as well.
Mac is the Chair of the House Rules Committee, and that means everyone wants him to like them. That, hopefully, means they will all support getting his bill on the SOC right away.