Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grama got run over by the media or was it the court

Update on this blog post is at:

Why was 2011 HB 477 (Government Records Amendments) repealed?

Why was 2011 HB 477 created in the first place?

What did the bill do, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Research and General Counsel:
(Note: this document was originally made public by Rep. Fred C. Cox)

When did the bill come out and when was it first voted on:
March 1, 2011 it was made public, online and 24 hr. notification of public committee meeting, Public committee meeting March 2, 2011 (2 hrs) complete with media testifying against, providing no meaningful suggestions for changes, but providing TV coverage. Committee vote 10 to 0 (bipartisan). March 10th was the last day of session
For the rest of the votes and timeline see:

Public working group recommendations:

Additional motivations for changes:

How long has Rep. Cox's committee and roll call votes been online?
Almost immediately afterwards on the state website

How long has Rep. Cox's combined 2011 Session voting record been online?
March 17, 2011

For redistricting, who voted to keep the House GOP Caucus open and sponsored a bipartisan (democrat senator co-sponsor) congressional map?
Rep. Fred Cox