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Second Funnel Week Not as Productive as First Funnel

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The state legislature ended their second “Funnel Week” Thursday and both Senator Sandy Greiner and Representative Jarad Klein say it was not as productive as the first funnel week. Funnel Week is a special week in the legislative session for establishing a cut off date of when bills have to come out of committees. This deadline is created for the purpose of trimming down bills to be considered by the legislature.  During this week, bills had to be approved by committees for the bill to remain eligible for further consideration.

Senator Sandy Greiner says the week was busy the first portion of the week because they wanted to have everything done by Thursday.  She says many things did end up not making it out of committee and will show up later in the form of an amendment.

Representative Jarad Klein says this week was more disappointing than the last one because many bills were not discussed. He says he is keeping a positive outlook on the process.

Both Senator Greiner and Representative Klein say the busiest day of the week was Thursday when the proposed legislative districts were presented.