At least that’s what the Rules Calendar says, with debate to run no more than an hour. However, as of 10:15, the Rules Committee is still meeting, and the House session hasn’t started. As reported by Aaron Gould Sheinin, the bill will supposedly been sent back to Rules after the session starts in order to make a technical amendment. Additional amendments involving the tax rate for diesel fuel, the appropriate excise tax to use overall and for counties without LOST, HOST, or MOST taxes may or may not be decided in Rules or on the floor. And, listening to the debate in Rules, it appeared that debate on the bill may be extended to two hours.
I’ve also heard about two representatives that supposedly will call out the bill as a massive tax increase. I’ve heard rumors that yet other amendments will be offered. So, clearly, things are going to be pretty fluid today, once things get started.
I’m going to be updating this post in live blog format as the day progresses. Whatever happens, it’s sure to be interesting.