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Week 3 - Snow Days for the Legislature

Monday was spent passing the legislation to finish off the Special Session (Read my recent post-President’s Day – Week 3, Day 1). Tuesday was one of the “early days” where we start Session at 9:00 a.m. and usually finish before noon. Tuesday was FFA Day at the Capitol; hundreds of students wearing blue FFA jackets were presented in the House and then they served a wonderful barbeque pork lunch to everyone in the building. In between their presentation and lunch, the House passed four bills (should have been five, but one lacked a Senate co-sponsor):

HB3053, which allows disclosure of ballots by specific means (You can take a picture of your ballot and send it to anyone, anywhere, at any time. We currently have a law not allowing this activity, but this is now so commonly done, they decided to just make it legal. I voted NO.)

HB3300, the Breanne Bell Act, requires a signature form notifying care staff of certain criminal penalties associated with sexually exploiting those in their care. HB3330 modifies residency restrictions placed on sex offenders to include family child daycare home. 

HB3583 provides for qualifications for the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and all the while, a cold icy rain was falling outside.

My afternoon committee meeting was cancelled due to the weather and that was my signal to vamoose – but only as far as the parking lot, where I found my car encased in ice; after 30 more minutes of getting my car warmed up enough to melt the ice on all the windows so I could see clearly all around the car, I was able to leave. Upon learning the Capitol was closed Wednesday morning, I decided I needed to get out of town while the getting was good – that is, before the next ice storm came in, so I ended up taking a two-day sabbatical. Monday’s going to be a catch-up day. Every silver lining has a cloud.

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