Great news! If you haven’t already seen the social media announcements, I’m happy to report that SB 1271 passed out the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon with a vote of 48 ayes, 11 nays and one not voting!! I have attached the vote tally so you can see how your representatives voted. If your legislator voted YES, it’s a great idea to send them a quick email thanking them for their support – and remind them that you are a constituent in their district.
Also, please send a quick note to Senate President Karen Fann to thank her for all her support and hard work as the bill sponsor. She has been amazing! firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s next … Because the bill was amended in the House it now travels back to the Senate for a vote on the engrossed version. This will be the final hurdle, and with a majority vote this bill will be off to the Governor’s desk. Please reach out to your Senator and ask for their continued support of SB1271. We are almost there and your participation in outreach to legislators is an important part of the process. Thank you!