[Education and Welfare] positive, encouraging interactions from our time at the Capitol in Jef f City
dauidr at juno.com
dauidr at juno.com
Wed Mar 7 17:07:35 CST 2012
AS we reflect on Legislative Days 2012, we’ve already begun a healthy discussion of what things we might tweek. That’s great.
Yet, in this thread, I’d like us speak on what our most positive interactons were with Senators and Representatives. Who listened the more? Who showed interest in what had to say? Did any jump right into action while you were there to contact fellow committee members?
My hope here is that our positive recollections will encourage others to want to visit the Capitol and speak to ur elected officials.
In this vain, I ‘ll offer two observations.
My first is my face to face discussion with Rep. Silvey. Yes, we know he is in favor of budget transfer. But, that doesn’t make him a bad guy. In fact, is one of many in favor of voting down anything related to HB1219/SB592. AS I began speak on that issue, she simply said, “WE are in complete agree on this one.” I checked. And we are.
Silvey also made a point to speak with Rick Stream on the HB1413. Once we began discussing the differences in the cost factor of a service animal and emotional bonding between a service animal and his owner, he (among many others I saw) said they would urge for HB1413’s passage.
I liked my conversation with Silvey most. He’s a straight shooter and is’t going to tello you only what you want to hear. I like that because his positions on issue gives me that much more to consider and angles on legislation to analyze.
My other favorite interaction came after I stole away to the Capitol after our Tuesday meeting. Yes, that’s where I went, to watch the House Session. Then, Rep. McGee and Rep. Barnes took me into their office as waited for my cab. McGee simply says, “While you’re waiting, let’s get down to business.” I had no fact sheet or paraphanelia in hand. So, after reviewing all the bills, we hit on every angle possible about HB1413. I’m not sure where Barnes was at afterward. But, Rep. McGee was all over it. He was the one who gave me the angle which I took yesterday to shorten up my explanations. We are looking for stuffer penalties in the criminal courts since our service dogs are more valuable than an injured pet incurring a $50.00 fine against the offender. Rep. McGee was all about the penalties we proposed which RE[. Stream sponsored in HB1413.
So, what your favorite or most positive interactions? Let’s hear from you and, in Rep. McGee’s words (paraphrased), “get down to discussion.”
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