Good News: Bills Favorably Reported Out of
H 3101 Obama Care
by Bill Chumley was favorably reported out of
subcommittee today, I understand with amendment.
We are filled with admiration for
Representative Chumley, who didn't know it couldn't be done - so he did
We were there a half hour early for the Hearing but
could not get in. We have reports that the testimony by Walter
Williams and Kent Brown were very convincing, and the room was packed to
capacity. The bill gained 3 new sponsors today.
Where to from here?
Stand by - bill must go through full House
Judiciary Committee now. Check the Legislative webpage in the committee
meeting schedule for the House. We will attempt to keep you
Carry (without permit)
by Lee Bright was reported favorably
out of Senate Subcommittee today - with proposed amendments, dealing with
whether any felon could carry, and whether Constitutional Carry would
be allowed on public property.
Our thanks to the many good folks who provided
testimony today, among them Denise Snelling of Palmetto Gun Rights, and Talbert
Black of Campaign for Liberty, both of whom having have done a terrific job
of getting the word out to the public about these meetings. We are
indeed grateful for the work of Liberty Senators Lee Bright and Shane
We would like to say that Senator Hembree came
through, indicating a willingness to move this bill forward with his concerns
addressed. Senators Malloy and Hutto agreed to this, but obviously have
reservations, and I am sure we will be hearing more about that in the full
Where to from here?
Bill will now go to full Senate
Judiciary Committee (urge Senator Larry Martin to quickly place on the
Thanks to everyone for
your many calls and emails and visits to these Legislators, and for attending
all these meetings across the state. Your hard work paid off
today. If you were unable to get
into a meeting today (and many of you traveled a good way to be in Columbia),
please note that the legislators and the media did take note of the tremendous
citizen participation for these bills.
Put your feet up,
and rest, for the next round begins shortly.