tx85 wrote:HB300 (house version of SB16) has been placed on the House floor calendar for 05/02/2017.
SB16 is in House Calendars Committee and has not been scheduled for the floor.
Am I correct in assuming that this means they're not going to schedule SB16 and instead try to force the Senate to pass HB300 instead? (so the House can take credit). That would be a pretty bold move, given that SB16 is one of the Lt. Governor's priority bills.
Similar thing was done last session with Open and Concealed Carry. SB11 (Campus Carry) and SB17 (Open Carry) were both priority bills. HB910 (Open carry) and SB11 (Campus Carry) wound up being passed by both. SB17 wound up stuck in the House Homeland Security and Public Safety committee and HB937 (companion to Campus Carry, SB11) got stuck in House Calendars. Let us just hope that egos don't get in the way of passing good legislation.
If anything this should show you that the Speaker of the House has a TREMENDOUS amount of power since he is the one that appoints the Calendars committee.