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Asst House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe (D-Skowhegan) Speaks to Co-Sponsored Emergency Bill, LD 576

Posted on February 19, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Link here to LD 576, An Act to “Resolve, To Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis”, sponsored by Asst Majority Leader Senator Troy Jackson, Asst House Majority Leader Representative Jeff McCabe, Minority Leader Senator Mike Thibodeau, House Minority Leader Ken Fredette and Asst House Minority Leader Alex Willette.

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Men and women of the house, I rise today in support of the… uh… pending measure.

I am glad that Democrats and Republicans could come together to provide some breathing room around this highly sensitive issue and provide this temporary shield and I personally feel that this will allow us to informatively and carefully evaluate this complex matter.

I think this measure deserves all of our support.

Thank you very much.”

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Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland) Addresses House on Emergency Bill, LD 576

Posted on February 19, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Link here to LD 576, An Act to “Resolve, To Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis”, sponsored by Asst Majority Leader Senator Troy Jackson, Asst House Majority Leader Representative Jeff McCabe, Minority Leader Senator Mike Thibodeau, House Minority Leader Ken Fredette and Asst House Minority Leader Alex Willette.

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House,

I would like to point out for the record that we are voting on a bill today that would limit the public’s right to know- and we are doing so, without a public hearing.

This is a bad public process precisely because there has not been a public process.

I also wanted an opportunity to allow the public to weigh in on this, and as Representative Brooks stated, it is the part I staunchly oppose.

I will vote for the 60 days today, but I’d like the record to show that this is not a good process.

We are much better than this.”

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