The bill still must be passed by the state Senate and signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire before it will take effect....Congrats to Nusser and to all who have strongly and consistently advocated for student rights. They even convinced me that first amendment issues were clear, and that fears of blowback were exaggerated. I regret only that it took me so long to leave the dark side.
What next? The process starts all over again. You can contact your legislative district's senator and urge them to support the bill. It will need to go through another pair of committees before potentially coming up for another vote. Also, a number of student publications have written editorials supporting the bill, another excellent form of showing support for the bill -- especially when clipped and sent to your senator.
Find your legislator here. You can also urge support of this bill through the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.
Mar 14, 2007
HB 1307 passes, overcomes major hurdle
So points out Jeff Nusser. It's not over, though: