Monday, May 12, 2008

Now we know

Hopefully, this won't be a setback.

I had sent Evan Blackstone an email a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting patiently to hear back from him on the progress of the redrafted legislation. The plan was to get the bill drafted and get it into a summer work session or two in order to get some support and work out any kinks in it before the actual start of the 2009 Regular Session.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

So today I called. Not trying to be pushy. I know they are busy, but my impression is that the summer sessions start soon. We don't want to miss them altogether.

Ring, ring, ring. Legislative Council's Office.

Evan, apparently, no longer works in that office. That certainly explains why he didn't answer my email. So I was connected to someone else (Raoul, sorry can't remember his last name) and left a message for him. He is supposedly the person who would assign a drafter to our bill.

Raoul called back After a brief explanation of the bill and the plan for it, he said he would have someone call back within the week. He seemed to already know about the plan to get it into the summer sessions, so that's a good thing.

I certainly don't have a problem with someone else drafting it, but it can be a somewhat confusing issue. I want to make sure that whoever is drafting it has a chance to ask all the questions they may have so we aren't starting with bad information.

So that's where we stand right now. Still, in effect, waiting, waiting, waiting. But at least, now we know why we are waiting.

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