Today’s House session was brief, but we dealt with a few bills and I wanted to give you a quick update.
I voted yes on HR1003, a resolution to preserve the Second Amendment. My colleagues and I are committed to defending the right to bear arms, and today’s resolution is just a way to let our constituents know of our commitment to protect your gun rights.
Also up for vote today was HB1025 concerning an alternative system of assessments by a levee district with more than two counties. I voted NO on HB1025 because it would have raised taxes on residents in a levee district. There were also some technical corrections in the bill that should have been addressed.
I voted YES on HB1013 to clear the path for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to build a new Veteran’s home, including a change in location and capacity. I also voted YES on HB1023 to allow county officials to streamline the delivery of certain documents making operation of county government more efficient.
SB4 was brought to the House today, which assists community colleges in acquiring funding for capital improvements. I voted YES to this measure, as well as SB7 which allows for the temporary licensure of spouses of active duty service members.
All of these bills can be downloaded and read in their entirety from the House of Representatives website. Each time I mention a bill, it will include a quick link to the bill on-line for you convenience.
Thanks again for allowing me to serve you at the Capitol. It’s an honor and a privilege.
Rep. Kim Hammer