Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pinson's Amendment 28 adopted

Note: Following is an encapsulation of actions taken and remarks made by legislators during today's debate. While this note does reflect remarks made by these lawmakers, it is not a full and verbatim transcript of the remarks.

Rep. Gene Pinson's Amendment 28 would restrict members of the General Assembly from participating in the tax deduction provided by this legislation.

Pinson: We should set the standard for these programs. We should not participate, if we serve in the General Assembly, for four years in this program. We're going to show the public what an ethical body we are.

Rep. Phillip Lowe moved to table; Pinson requested roll call.

Vote: 53-59, refused to table.

On a voice vote, the amendment was adopted.

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