|"Held for further study" till hell freezes over|
The CCA's most feared piece of state legislation, called variously "The Builders' Bill" or the "Dry Land Bill" (H-7866), is dead once again. For the second year in a row, the bill never made it out of Committee.
This year, unlike last year, there was only a House version and no companion bill in the Senate, so it could only die once.
Now that the General Assembly has adjourned, that's it for this year. With elections in November, there will no doubt be some changes in the composition of the General Assembly and probably some leadership changes.
Maybe this zombie bill will return yet again or maybe not.
But for now, rest easy. The CCA can take a Valium, change its underwear and rest up for its next big emergency.
Continue reading to see the bill's trajectory during the 2012 legislative session.
House Bill No. 7866 SUB A
BY Gallison, San Bento, Malik, Brien, Dickinson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
02/28/2012 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
03/16/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/30/2012 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (04/05/2012)
05/07/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/09/2012)
05/09/2012 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/19/2012 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/24/2012)
05/24/2012 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study