*** UPDATED x3 *** Nekritz: Maybe we should pass both bills
Friday, May 31, 2013
* Rep. Elaine Nekritz may have shown the way forward today on stalled pension reform legislation. From the Daily Herald…
I’m not sure how they could pass both bills as separate entities because it would be a legal nightmare, unless one was held up with a parliamentary hold while the other moved through the courts. That’s a scenario I told subscribers about weeks ago.
*** UPDATE 1 *** Rep. Nekritz’s spokesperson told me that the parliamentary hold idea (making a motion to reconsider and then keeping it on until it has to be lifted as a backup) is exactly what Nekritz was referring to when she talked to the Daily Herald.
*** UPDATE 2 *** They may need to get something done quick or trouble could be afoot. Reuters…
*** UPDATE 3 *** The obvious problem with the idea is that the court case on the first bill could end up lasting longer than the 98th General Assembly. If that happened, then the parliamentary hold would expire, along with the bill. So, it may very well be a no-go with the Senate Democrats.