The House Ways & Means Committee meets today (Saturday 2/25) to discuss the proposed statewide budget that was introduced in the House of Representative last week. Because the budget takes priority, few other bills will be considered today. The Ways & Means Committee meets again, at 10 a.m. on Monday (2/27). SB 5539 could be a part of that agenda.
Elected officials that support the bill continue to lobby Representative Hunter and Speaker Chopp in order to secure a hearing on the bill. Both Representative Hunter and Speaker Chopp have acknowledged the emails, letters and phone calls from the community. This effort is an important part of our campaign — please keep it up! If you have already contacted their offices, you can call or write again to express your disappointment that SB 5539 was not on today’s agenda Ways & Means Committee and urge them to include the bill in their agenda on Monday, February 27.
- Remind Speaker Chopp and Representative Hunter that SB 5539 passed the Senate with an overwhelming majority vote, 40 to 8.
- Remind them that SB 5539 passed the House Committee on Community & Economic Development & Housing with an overwhelming majority vote, 8 to 1.
- Remind them that SB 5539 deserves to be considered in the House Ways & Means Committee.
Please help spread the word and encourage people to write and call TODAY!