Good news on voc-ed creditable service bill
Good news! The Voc Ed bill is moving!
May 18, 2005: Senate Ways and Means Committee advances the Voc-ed Creditable Service Bill (formerly SB1555 and renumbered as SB2057) to the Senate floor.
May 19, 2005: Senate suspends its rules and passes the bill, orders it to a third reading, and engrosses it, 37-0. The bill is now headed to the House Ways and Means Committee for its consideration and, if voted out favorably, it goes to the House floor for a vote.
Voc-ed teachers should call their state representative and ask him or her to lobby Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop), chairman of House Ways and Means, to report SB2057 out favorably and move it to the House for a vote.
If you know your state representatives name, call the State House switchboard at 617.722.2000 and ask to be transferred to the appropriate office.
Acknowledgements: Sen. Michael Morrissey (D-Quincy), the bills lead sponsor, was instrumental in moving the bill forward. Please drop him a note (State House Room 413D, Boston, MA 02133) or give him a call and say,"Thank you."