Below are notes taken during the House Floor session and committee meetings on Thursday, May 23, 2013. It is not a complete transcript of everything that was said. You can watch the video of the Floor session on the House website.
Morning Floor session
CCR to SB1030 by Wright: request from DAs Council, allows DAs to purchase cars through state’s Central Purchasing
Reynolds: what was the original intent of the bill? Wright: this is a committee substitute. The original bill dealt with victim impact statements.
Reynolds: I’m not sure on the rules, is this germane? Chair: according to Joint Rules, it is up to the Chamber of origin to determine germaneness.
Reynolds: is this a new benefit for DAs? Wright: no. Reynolds: will they be able to use their cars for purposes they can’t right now? Wright: no.
Proctor: so some DAs are doing this already? Wright: yes and this clarifies DAs are the same as other law enforcement agencies when it comes to car purchases.
Glenn: are we setting precedent where legislators can get vehicles? Wright: no, sir.
Ritze: how is this going to be accounted for? Will there be a log or device to ensure its only for business purposes? Wright: it’s the same as with Troopers. Ritze: can you tell us what the fiscal impact will be? Wright: they have to pay for it out of their existing budget. » Read more..