May 05, 2007
Anti-clean air bill referred to Urban Affairs

Remember SB1317, the anti-clean air bill that could have been stopped in the Senate but wasn't? And remember how I was worried that it might get routed to a friendly committee for a clear path to passage in the House? Well, as you can see from the first link in this post, it was in fact referred to the Urban Affairs Committee, which is not only the appropriate place for it, but one from which it will likely never emerge. Urban Affairs is chaired by Houston Democrat Kevin Bailey, and is made up of five Democrats and two Republicans; one of its members is Ellen Cohen, who as we know strongly opposes SB1317. So, barring anything strange (like sticking it into another bill as an amendment), that should be that. And good riddance if so.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 05, 2007 to That's our Lege