The Steven Watkins Memorial Act has now passed the Senate! 51 – 0

Steven Watkins life ended too prematurely in a fit of anger brought on by the divorce with his wife. Since that time, his mother Penny Watkins has held vigil in an attempt to see her grand daughter. She has, to date, not given up hope. As her fight continues to see her grand daughter, so to does the fight to get the Steven Watkins Memorial Act passed. Initially shot down in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Then shot down on the Senate Floor. But it lives… again… Senator Sullivan, the current sponsor in the Senate, has worked diligently at finding a modification that would be acceptable by the Senate leaving everything intact on the original bill except the provision that removes professional licenses. And it passed, unanimously! Now, the Senate Bill moves to the House, which has already shown strong support for the original bill. So as hard as the opposition digs in, the bill still lives! As does Steven’s memory.

mitcheli

"You can stay and tend the garden or you can leave and let the weeds grow."

3 thoughts on “The Steven Watkins Memorial Act has now passed the Senate! 51 – 0

  • April 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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    Forgive me, could you explain what this means exactly?

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    • April 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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      The Steve Watkins Memorial Bill was killed in the Senate under HB1604 but reintroduced as SB3823 with minor modification and passed unanimously. So if the House reconciles the bill with HB1604 and approves the Senate changes, then it’s off the Governor for Signature.

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