You may remember the gun bill that got sent back to committee by Chris Newton and Jimmy Naifeh last session. We were all ready last year and when the bill came up and Naifeh dropped the gavel and said "with out objection!" Of course hands were up and waving. The bill went back and was later killed.
A new year and a new example of abuse.
I had an amendment that would make legislators have to pay for their own alcohol at legislative receptions. As it is now, it is open bar. This is not a good scenario for some legislators. Some don't know when to say when. For some free is too good too pass up. Impaired judgement and the problems that arise from it help no one and could lead to bad commitments and decisions.
Anyway I presented my amendment and practically before I put down my microphone Naifeh dropped the hammer and said "Dies for lack of a second"
Of course I had prepared to present the amendment and had a second, third and forth lined up. They were waving their hands, even in the 16th of a second between the end of my presentation and hammer dropping.
It could have been a quite interesting vote. I am sure he knew it.
New year, same old tricks.