Today, State Rep. Earl Jaques (who is also the Chair of the House Education Committee) finally responded to my Facebook post about the status of the opt out bill, House Bill 60. He is claiming…well, sort of…that no bills were walked because of the non-existence of a quorum in the House Education Committee meeting last week. Which is funny, because the other four bills show they are out of committee. As for House Bill 60, it is still showing as “House Education Committee”. It doesn’t say if it was released or not released. Can someone please tell the right hand what the left hand is doing?
It is hard to know what he is saying because his grammar usage was…how shall I put this…without offending him…very poor. For a Chair of the House Education Committee I would expect more, but I digress. This led to some very hysterical responses by the way. Which can be seen below…
Gotta love that Earl Jaques! To be honest, aside from opt out bills, Earl and I get along very well. I would love to know what it is about opt out that makes him so crotchety! So if ALL bills were signed during the committee meeting, doesn’t that mean House Bill 60 should be on the House Ready List, meaning it gets a full House vote? Why is it showing this:
Whereas, as an example, House Bill 193 shows it was released:
And by the way, Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf never responded to my email.