Senate Committee Hearing HB 636
What could happen? The committee can decide to take no action and then HB 636 would die. The committee could approve HB 636 as is. The Senate could then vote on passage of HB 636. Or the committee could amend the HB 636. If amended and passed by the Senate it would then go back to the House for approval. If any bill regulating plumbing does not obtain 2/3rd vote of the House and Senate it would not be effective until September 1, 2012. The Executive Order which extended the Plumbing License Law expires May 31, 2021. The Senate could also decide to take up SB 871. Another option is SB 1196 but this bill is the companion to HB 636 so I believe it is dead. Click here to see how SB 871 differs from HB 636.
The Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee will hold a Public Hearing on HB 636, at 8:00 AM, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in the Senate Chamber. Here is information to assist you in preparing comments if you plan to testify. If you testify or comment please make sure your statements are relevant to HB 636 and they are factual. If discussing items you don't like have a option to present. Don't forget how SB 621 ended up last session. State regulation of plumbers depends on this bill or SB 871.
Requirements to enter the Capitol
Notice To Visitors (click to read) To protect the health and safety of members, staff and the public, the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee will strictly follow all Senate rules relating to the pandemic, including the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to enter the hearing room. The following information in red has NOT been verified but it was posted March 19, 2021. Senate Electronic Witness Registration terminals will be available at the hearing, placed either outside the Senate Chamber on the second floor, or outside the Senate Gallery on the 3RD That location has not yet been confirmed. Senate Witness terminals are also located in the Extension on the Senate side of E1. We don’t know yet if observers will be permitted in the gallery, but if they are, a negative COVID test will be required. Testing tents are located outside the north doors of the Capitol. Testing takes about 20 minutes with no wait, so you might allow at least 30 minutes for an 8:00 hearing. If you have a COVID vaccine card, tent attendants will issue a wristband without a test. The above information in red has NOT been verified.