I apologize I've been missing in action for some time. Keeping up with my regular practice during the legislative season, when I must keep on top of what's happening with our legislators in Jeff City, overwhelms me.
Which is the reason I'm posting tonite. All of you who regularly follow this blog need to know that House Bill 316, the sunshine law bill sponsored by Rep. Tim Jones, which has cleared the House of Representatives, has a hearing on Tuesday afternoon, May 5, at 1 p.m. before the General Laws committee of the Senate.
The bill is not perfect. There will likely be a Senate substitute for the bill that cleared the House. There are still many opportunities to "fine tune" the language in the bill. The important thing right now is to keep this bill moving.
If you are interested in this bill, you are welcome to attend the hearing. If you can't do that, a call or even just an e-mail to your local Senator is in order, expressing your feelings about changes needed in the law.
Every one of you can help make a difference in this bill moving. Time is short. The session ends in two weeks.
Thanks to all of you who care!