(The following is an email update directly from Buzz Brockway)
Another week came and went at the Capitol. The Legislative process, as they say, is akin to making sausage, and the sausage machine takes time to get going. Committees have been meeting to get organized and adopt Rules. This coming week, many Committees will begin meeting to work on Legislation. The House Committee meeting schedule can be found here. All House Committee meetings are streamed over the internet so you can watch them at home or work.
Tomorrow the full House or Representatives will vote on the first bill of the session. House Bill 57 would allow people to finance the purchase of solar panels for their homes or businesses. Rep. Mike Dudgeon has worked hard to bring the traditional power companies and the solar power advocates into agreement on this bill. I’m happy to be one of the co-sponsors of this legislation and will vote in favor of it tomorrow.
As most of you are aware, every bill introduced must go through the House Committee on Rules before being voted on by the full House of Representatives. This committee gives each bill a final hearing. The list of bills that have passed the various House Committees and are available for consideration by the Committee on Rules can be found on the General Calendar. Bills approved by the Committee on Rules and sent to the full House for a vote can be found on the Rules Calendar. Both of these Calendars are updated daily and can be found here. Continue reading “Legislative Update Week 4 – via Rep. Buzz Brockway” »