Monday, January 20, 2014

Bosma Considers Replacing Republican Wavering Judiciary Committee Members

House Speaker Brian Bosma has indicated that he might replace three Republican Judiciary Committee members who appear to be wavering on voting for HJR-3, the same sex marriage amendment, so that he can get the amendment through the committee and to a vote on the floor. Bosma says the House rules allow him to replace committee members at will, though he concedes that he's only seen it done once in his 28-years in the House. Opponents consider the committee their best opportunity to untrack the amendment. A vote is expected by Wednesday. Read more here.