Andre reports that HB 6 may be dead because of issues between Earl Ehrhart and Bobby Franklin:
House Bill 6, a bill that would make “it illegal for law enforcement to seize a law-abiding person’s gun during an emergency situation, such as a flood. It also removes the governor’s power to suspend the transportation or sale of firearms in such a crisis” (Source: 1/30/2007 Macon Telegraph article “Pair of gun bills shoot through committee”), was on today’s House Rules Consideration Calendar, but it didn’t come out of the House Rules Committee either on the supplemental calendar for today or the Rules calendar for tomorrow.
Today, during a meeting of the House Rules Committee, Committee Chair Earl Ehrhart told Rep. Bobby Franklin, one of the sponsors of the bill, that HB6 is “going down hill” and “may be doomed” because of some sort of internal problem between the two representatives.
I know this is the norm at the capitol, but please don’t let a good bill die because of a personal squabble.