February 23 Legislative Alert

On Tuesday, February 15th, GLMA expressed concerns and opposition to HB 172, legislation that would extend the media center expenditure control waivers through 2015, during a meeting of the House Academic Support Subcommittee.  HB 172 passed the education committee and will be voted on by the House today.  If the House passes the bill, it will then move to the Senate.

We predict the House will pass HB 172 and that it will be assigned to the Senate Education and Youth Committee.  It’s not too early to begin contacting Senators on the committee.  Explain why media center expenditure controls are important and how media materials support the K-12 curriculum.

Senate Education & Youth Committee Members
Sen. Fran Millar, Chair – EMAIL
Sen. William T. Ligon, Jr., Vice Chair – EMAIL
Sen. Jesse Stone, Secretary – EMAIL
Sen. John Albers – EMAIL
Sen. Vincent Fort – EMAIL
Sen. Donzella James – EMAIL
Sen. Freddie Powell Sims – EMAIL
Sen. Horacena Tate – EMAIL
Sen. Lindsey Tippins – EMAIL
Sen. Tommie Williams – EMAIL
Sen. Bill Jackson – EMAIL
Sen. Chip Rogers – EMAIL
Stay tuned…
Lasa Joiner & Michelle Crider

Buffy Hamilton, GLMA Communications Chair

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About Buffy J. Hamilton

I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016.

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