American Association of University Professors
|In addition to the upcoming opponent hearing for Sub. HB 151 next Wednesday, the Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee is accepting final written testimony only on Sub. SB 83 this coming Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30 am.|
The bill is starred for a vote on the committee notice, which means that it is likely to be voted out of committee that day. It could go to the Senate floor for a full vote by that chamber the same day. This is the final opportunity to weigh in on the changes that were made to Sub. SB 83 and the current status of that bill.
If you wrote and submitted testimony on the original version of SB 83, you can simply update it to reflect relevant changes that were made to the bill. You can read about the differences between the original bill and substitute bill here on our website. You can also view the Legislative Service Commission’s comparison document here.
If you have been working on testimony for the House hearing on Sub. HB 151, yes, you can submit the same written testimony for this final hearing on Sub. SB 83. To be clear, the House hearing on Wednesday at 10:30 is for in-person and written testimony, while the Senate hearing on Wednesday at 9:30 is for written testimony only.
Submitting testimony for Sub. SB 83 by May 16 at 9:30 am
You must email the written testimony and your completed witness slip to the chair’s office at email@example.com no later than Tuesday, May 16 at 9:30 am (testimony must be received 24 hours in advance of the hearing).Witness SlipTestimony Template
Please plan on being at the Statehouse on Wednesday, if you can. We will send more information next week about additional actions that you can take to combat SB 83/HB 151. In the meantime, we hope that you will prepare and submit testimony expressing opposition to the latest version of the bills. Please share this information with colleagues and others who may want to take action.