Report on HCR13 and HB361 Hearings. Attention MO...You are needed in the capital on 2-10-09. Help the 10th amendment.Submitted by economics31 on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 18:45
3-11-09 Email from Marietta Rutledge.
Passed out of Rules committee this evening.
Rep. Mike Parson
Updated 2-10-09. We had a good turnout to support Rep Guest. The resolution on the 10th amendment seemed to go without much opposition. However, the HB361 http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/bills/HB361.htm , which is a proposed law to reject Real ID, was more controversial. At least this time the ACLU lobbyist spoke in support instead of opposition like last week at HR212. Many of the Reps on the committee gave the same old tired objections like it's for the common good and it will help in medical emergencies if our id's are tied to super databases. A person from the Dept. of Revenue or maybe it was the Dept. of Transportation told the truth of why the state wants Real ID. He explained how much money in grants the state of MO gets from being on board with Real ID. Overall it was a good turnout and a lot of fun to give back to the state officials.
We had a good turnout this morning for HR212 to support Rep. Davis. We seemed to have made an impact.
Next Tuesday Rep. Jim Guest is going to be introducing HCR 13. It is another resolution rejecting the feds based on the 10th amendment. http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hcr13.htm It doesn't look like it's on the official calendar yet but he said this morning that Tuesday the 10th at 8:00 am in Hearing Room 7. http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/commit/com60...
Who else is going with me to the capitol in the capital?