Keeping Track of Fast-Moving Legislation

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 15, 2003 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The legislature will return from summer recess on Monday, August 18, and resume the task of hearing and passing bills. CMTA anticipates that special interest groups will working hard to pass bills and encouraging the Governor to sign them prior to the recall election on October 7. Many bills that are inactive or have been deemed two-year bills may be springing back to life in the waning days of the session this year. CMTA also expects last minute “gut and amends” to bypass committee hearings and violate other rules designed to give the public an opportunity to review legislation and make comments.

It is critical that you get current and accurate information on the bills that impact your companies. CMTA will begin using banner headnotes on top of the "CMTA Daily Update" to notify you about bill movements, signings and vetoes, bill number changes, hearing dates, and other significant events at the Capitol. Also in development is a web log accessible from the Capitol Updates column on the website for more extensive commentary and links to other sources of information.

CMTA hopes this helps you stay on top of the bills you care about. If you have information to share with other CMTA members about important bills, ask CMTA to help you get the word out.

Contact William Hodges at whodges@cmta.net.
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