The bill to appoint rather than elect the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (HB 1005) is NOT a done deal
The Senate version of HB 1005 differs from the House version.
Speaker Bosma, sponsor of the House bill, will decide between two options:
If he chooses option 1, the House will vote on whether to concur with the Senate version.
What you can do if you don't want to give up the power to elect the State Superintendent: Try to get your representative in the House to vote against the concurrence.
If he chooses option 2, the changes in the final Conference Committee report have to go back to both the House and the Senate for a final vote of approval.
What you can do: share your feelings and opposition with members of both chambers before the final votes on the Conference Committee report.
Get your thoughts together now. Talk to legislators at Saturday meetings and Cracker Barrel sessions.
We'll keep you informed about the bill's path. Be ready. Stay tuned!
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