Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Immigration Bill Votes
Two Senate votes yesterday on the Terrill-Williamson immigration bill HB 1804; the first one, on General Order, garnered five No votes (Coates, Crutchfield, Eason McIntyre, C. Johnson, and Lerblance.) Morgan was excused. Leftwich was presiding.
On Third Reading, Morgan joined the the five others and Sweeden was excused making the final vote 41-6-1.
The measure returns to the House of Representatives as a result of Senate Amendments. If it passes there, again, it will go to the Governor's desk.
Gov. Henry has said in the past that immigration is a federal issue. If you have an opinion about this issue, you must, call your Representative and call the Governor's office. (Find your Legislator on the ODP website.) Make your voices heard.
Read the bill here.
The ODP is hosting a Neighbor to Neighbor Meet and Greet event tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the local Hispanic American community. This is the second in a series of voter outreach events hosted by the ODP this year. To RSVP call 405.427.3366.