Another plea from Jessica’s Law Now NC. Legislators stalled efforts for passage by sending the bill to a Sub-Committee.
Here is update and a reminder on how crucial time is for HB933 / Jessica Lunsford Act for North Carolina aka. Jessica’s Law.
The Judiciary II Committee, Chaired by Rep Dan Blue (Dem-Wake) Met past Tuesday, April 24th. After addressing other bills assigned to the Judiciary II Committee, the time finally arrived for them to discuss HB 933 / Jessica Lunsford Act for North Carolina . The Committee went thought the 11 pages of HB 933 and was too lengthy to read. Rep. Julia Howard (Rep-Iredell) one of the four primary sponsors of this bill rose and stated that she could summarize the obvious objectives of this piece of legislation.
The Judiciary II Committee stated that would not be a sufficient course of action and decided not to “gavel” the bill (meaning to kill the bill) but to form a Sub-Committee of 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans to Read the bill (HB 933 all 11 pages) and report their findings to the Judiciary II Committee by May 17th, 2007.
Here is prime example of the concerns we have from the games played by various committee members. We need to keep on top of these six people on the sub-committee each day and watch them like a hawk.
Last year, Rep. Jennifer Weiss (Dem-Wake) would not allow Rep. Julia Howard (Rep -Iredell) bill read, which was a version of Jessica’s Law.
Chairman, Jimmy Love (Dem-Harnett/Lee) (919) 715-3026
Jennifer Weiss (Dem-Wake) (919) 715-3010
Alice Borsden (Dem-Alamance) (919) 733-5820
Pat Hurley (Rep-Randolph) (919) 733-5865
Karen Ray (Rep-Iredell) (919) 733-5741
Joe Kiser (Rep-Lincoln) (919) 733-5782
I hope that we can have your help and support help make HB 933 / Jessica Lunsford Act aka. Jessica’s Law reality for North Carolina .
Mark A. Palmer