Tuesday, March 4, 2008

no quorum

We could not pass HB 423 this morning, as the committee could not get a quorum. It was disappointing, especially considering about 10 students and 6 adults came down to watch and testify. But the testimony by student Cory Howell was very good and well received.

Also, we passed a good bill out of the House, HB 534, of which I was a primary co-sponsor. It will protect general contractors and employees from unscrupulous subcontractors who drop their workers comp coverage while working on a job. Hopefully it finds favor in the Senate.

Finally, my bill that passed out of committee, HB 309, has made the orders of the day. This means that it can be called up on the floor at any time at the discretion of the Majority Leader of the House.