Georgia Bill needs your action today!
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March 29th, 2012 07:38 AM
Georgia Bill needs your action today!
Georgia SB98, which would greatly expand our carry rights, is still sitting in House Rules today (Thursday, March 29th) on the last day of the Georgia Session. There's a great push to get this bill out onto the House Floor for a vote, but we need your help. SB98 passed the Senate last year and the one House committee already, but sits in House Rules right now. Today is the last day in Georgia of a 2yr. Session and if this bill doesn't make it to the floor, it's dead for good.
Contact the House Rules Chairman, Vice Chair and the Speaker of the House to request this bill be brought to the floor for a vote. Contact by phone is best, but any contact is better than none. Be polite and courteous and request they bring this bill foward for a vote.
Speaker of the House: David Ralsaton
Executive Assistant to the Speaker Dianne Hardin firstname.lastname@example.org
House Rules Chairman: John Meadows
House Rules Vice Chair: Rich Golick
There is no more time to waste, if this bill doesn't go to the floor for a vote today it's dead for good. So please take a few minutes to call and put in a request for it.
March 29th, 2012 06:45 PM
Come on Georgia citizens, this bill is very important to our Gun Rights. House Rules is having one more meeting at 7:00pm.
Put in calls to your representative and the following requesting this bill be moved to the floor for a vote.
David Ralston - 404.656.5020 - Speaker of the House
John Meadows - 404.656.5141 - House Rules Chair
Rick Golick - 404.656.5943 - House Rules Vice Chair
Your personal House representative can be found at House Members List.
Calls are much better than emails. It doesn't take much effort at all. Just call, tell them where you're calling from, ask them to support getting Senate Bill 98 to the floor for a vote and that's it. The page or assistant will pass the message on to the representative. They will be working late into the night as this is the last day of the session. If a bill is not voted on today, it's dead for good.
So get off your rocker and make a couple simple phone calls.;)
March 29th, 2012 07:15 PM
March 30th, 2012 12:29 PM
Though the Senate passed several good bills the last 2 years, not a single one has made it to the House floor for a vote. Not even House bills sponsored by House representatives have made it out of a committee in the Georgia House.
SB98 died in committee last night, just as every pro-gun Rights bill has for the last 2 years. Even with overwhelming support for this bill and others. The 2yr. session is over and all gun rights bills are now dead.
Who's to thank for this? There are a few in the House to blame, but the main culprit is House Speaker and 7th District Representative David Ralston. He has put the brakes on all pro-gun legislation in Georgia for the last 2 yrs. And the NRA has him rated as Pro-2A
To say I am disappointed in our House is an understatement.
March 30th, 2012 06:02 PM
I would be surprised if ANY pro 2A legislation passes at this time considering what is going on.
March 30th, 2012 07:57 PM
Chris, this bill had already passed the Senate and had the support of many members of the House. Many of them, and hundreds of our great State's citizens, tried to get this to the floor for a vote but the Speaker held it up. The same as he has done with every pro gun Rights bill in the House for the last 2 years.
These are not suggested bills, they are bills that have already went through all the work, been sponsored by several legislators and in the case of some, already passed by the Senate and sent over to the House for a vote. The Speaker, Rep David Ralston, has held these ready to go bills from coming out of Committees so that they can't be voted on by the House. This, to the Disamy of many members of the House.
It's a shame that one person can do such a thing and that a couple small committes are worried that going against this person will mean they loose their appointent to that committee. Such bills should have the ability to be voted on by the House where if they fail, it's the will of the people (as represented by their legislators) and not the will of one person.
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