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More on LinuxToday HB 2892 News Update: Visit to Oregon's Capitol

Mar 31, 2003, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Ken Barber and I spent yesterday at the Capitol building speaking with legislators about HB 2892. I am encouraged to report to you that our visit was a success. "First, the bill is scheduled for hearing before the General Government Committee on Thursday, April 3rd. If there is general consensus, the committee will hold a 'workshop' to discuss the bill and if a majority 'okay's' the bill, they will send it on either to the House floor for a vote or to another committee.

"Secondly, the bill moves to the Ways and Means committee. Because this bill has the potential for having a major financial impact on the State (read: saving them a truckload of money), the Ways and Means committee will look at the bill from a fiscal standpoint.

"Finally, if the bill passes the Ways and Means committee, it is carried to the House floor for a vote. If it makes it to the floor for a vote you can bet that I will be in the House chambers for that and will keep you updated just as soon as the voting is closed..."

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