What the Third Reading means

IMG_3315We’re in a crucial stage for getting the Healthy Workplace Bill, HB 1771, passed into law. We’re at the Third Reading. In simple terms, this stage means a reading with all amendments for final approval. In this phase, legislators examine the bill for legality, constitutionality, and the duplication or contradiction of existing law.

This step is a big deal. This stage is the furthest point in the process we reached previously. Two sessions ago, we reached this point just before the end of session. This time, we have an entire year left before the session ends.

What this stage means for you
Soon we’ll ask you to give another push to your state legislators asking them to vote in favor of HB 1771. Meeting with your legislators or their aides, who pass along information to your legislators, is the most effective action you can take at this point, but you can also email your state legislators. Feel free to use an email template to help focus your message and attach these two fact sheets:
Fact Sheet #1
Fact Sheet #2

We’ll keep you posted on when we anticipate action on this bill so you can approach your legislators when it will have the greatest impact.

Thanks for helping get us to this point. We’ve come a long way thanks to you spreading the word, and we have more hope now than ever.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s