Thursday, February 28, 2013


House continues to violate its own public notice rules

by Larry Geller

Update: I wasn’t happy after originally posting this article. Why? Because I wrote that the “House” continues to violate its own rules. The “House” can’t do anything on its own, it was a human being who held a hearing effectively without public notice. Who is the chair of the committee that met today?


Rep Sylvia Luke is chair of the House Finance committee that held the near-secret hearing today at 2 p.m.


An agenda with eight bills was posted by email at 12:44 for a hearing at 2 p.m. today.

Who cares? Well, you might. One bill (HB1257) expands the state excise tax. Does it affect you? Well, too late. The bill was heard and passed and you didn’t know about it.

If you’d like to see the hearing notice, even though it’s over, it’s here. Don’t forget to submit testimony 24 hours in advance (i.e., yesterday) if you’d like to have had it considered. Oh, too late, sooorrry. Except that they’re not sorry.


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