After debating House Bill 4052 for most of the afternoon, the House ended up passing the bill on a 57-52 vote today. Numerous amendments were offered based upon the concerns that we raised with how broadly the bill could impact local governments, but each of those amendments were defeated. The bill now moves on to the Senate for further consideration. We will continue to work with the bill sponsor and the Senate committee to address these issues. Thank you for all of your efforts this past week as we worked to amend this bill. Please continue to talk with your legislators about the negative impact this bill would have on your community.
Chris Hackbarth is the League’s director of state affairs. He can be reached at 517-908-0304and firstname.lastname@example.org.