Letter - Bi-partisan legislation needs clarificationI have the utmost respect for bipartisan legislation, but it needs a clarification about how the process works.
To the editor:
I am clarifying the letter to the editor from Claremont and Nancy Anderson.
I have great compassion for the families of soldiers killed in battle.
As stated, I got back to the Andersons several times but was unable to have the bill heard before a Senate committee. I was a member of the minority party and was unable to get the amendment on a bill.
Senator Skogen was in the majority at the time, so I approached him about carrying the bill. As a member of the majority party, he was able to do it and accordingly, I co-authored the Gold Star License Plate bill, SF199. I worked with Senator Skogen in a bipartisan fashion to get this important Gold Star bill passed, because I believed it was good legislation.
Since Senator Skogen’s departure from the Senate, I have recognized our veterans and continued fighting for them by additionally passing the Bronze and Silver Star license plate bills. While in the majority, I also passed legislation that included the addition of legal guardians, siblings and children to the Gold Star license bill.
I have the utmost respect for bipartisan legislation, but it needs a clarification about how the process works.
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, co-author SF199
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