From Nancy at Delaware Way, we have info regarding the vote today.  The House committee overseeing this bill, cleared it by a 7-1 vote.

The Speaker of the House has offered a new amendment...  This allows for the Bond Bill Committee formerly known as the JOINT COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, to oversee the bill, and report back to both chambers with its recommendation.   Both chambers will then vote, and if the Governor approves, it gets signed into law.

Who is on the Bond Committee?  The following people:

Sen. Robert Venables (Chair)
Sen. Brian J. Bushweller
Sen. Bethany Hall-Long
Sen. David P.Sokola
Sen. Colin R. J. Bonini
Sen. Gerald W. Hocker

Rep.Quinn Johnson (Co-Chair)
Rep. Helene M. Keeley
Rep. Michael P. Mulrooney
Rep. Dennis E. Williams
Rep. Michael Ramone
Rep. David L. Wilson

Out of this list we have the following people who voted against the bill when it was in the Senate….

Sen. Robert Venables (Chair)

Sen. Brian J. Bushweller

Sen. Colin R. J. Bonini

Sen. Gerald W. Hocker

Known sponsors are….

Rep. Helene M. Keeley

Rep. Michael P. Mulrooney

Sen. Bethany Hall-Long

Sen. David P.Sokola

We have 4 for, and 4 against, and 4 still thinking.  If it goes along party lines, the vote will fall as a tie. 6 to 6.

Alan Levin has expressed concern that the bill not pass the General Assembly because doing so might jeopardize the deal.

The Schwartzkopf Amendment might cause just such a non-passage….

For this bill to pass, we must count on the House, where there are sufficient votes, to defeat the Schwartzkopf Amendment, and then pass the bill as approved by committee straight from the Senate.  It can then go to the governor’s desk,….. where…..

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