House Cancellation Bill Passes Committees; Floor Vote Next

Today marked the first legislative steps toward cancelling the toll contract. This morning the House Transportation Committee voted to “report favorable” on HB954, the toll cancellation bill. It was then sent to the Appropriations Committee and this afternoon they voted to send the bill to the House floor for a vote. So the bill stands on the precipice of passing the House!

It’s almost impossible to understate the importance of the various grassroots efforts to this success. In both committees, Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson and NCDOT Chariman Ned Curran embarked on a Parade of Horribles about what would happen it the bill passes. These are the two biggest hammers the pro-toll forces could use, and they seemed unfettered by the truth. Curran threw out an unsubstantiated number of half a billion dollars that would be “taken from the people.” Tennyson said there were only “alleged” flaws in the contract, ignoring the fact that it has been amended five times in Cintra’s favor.

Arrayed against this were our Representatives Charles Jeter and John Bradford, who both argued passionately (and respectfully) against them. Armed with that… and your emails, tweets and phone calls, the bill passed on a voice vote.

Now it moves to the House floor, where it will have a second reading, then a vote. If it passes there, it will have a third reading and third vote. This may seem like an arduous procedure, but it is the way all legislation is enacted in North Carolina.

From there it would move to the Senate.

But first things first…. please email the House and ask them to pass HB954. Include the bill in your subject header.  Lets do this! 

Your email can be one sentence long.

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