Urgent Action Needed!!!! Hearing on HB 202 Today
Thanks for your phone calls and emails regarding HB 202, Medical Recommendations for Children, we just received notice that supporters of HB 202 were successful in not only clearing passage of the bill on its second reading in the Senate, but were able to secure a speaker in support of the bill that addressed the legislators on the Senate floor.
The bill is now scheduled for a third reading today. The third reading is the final stage for a bill; this will be our last time to stop HB 202.
In order to defeat this bill we need your continued support and action. Please call your Senator and urge them to vote “NO” on HB 202 TODAY!!!
Call or e-mail your Senator immediately! If you don’t know who your state Senator is you can locate them by going to: http://www.utahsenate.org/perl/spage/index.pl
We have a number of Senators that are currently undecided. In addition, to your Senator please call these Senators and urge them to vote “NO.” You like you can use the talking point below:
“Dear Senator _______, currently many school personnel are trained in dealing with behavioral problems in young children, and thus are skilled in making observations about AD/HD or the symptoms. Passage of the bill would take away a teacher or school administrator’s right to do this and resulting in numerous children that will go undiagnosed and thus not receive proper treatment.”
Senators who leaning NO or on the fence
Dan Eastman mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Home (801) 295-5133
Dennis E. Stowall mailto:email@example.com Home (435) 477-8143 Cell (435) 559- 8143
Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, & Washington Counties
Kevin VanTassell mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Office (435) 789-7082 Home (435) 789-0724
Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, & Wasatch Counties
Wayne Niederhauser mailto:email@example.com Office (801) 984- 5770 Home (801) 942-3398
John L. Valentine mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Office (801) 373-6345 Home (801) 224-1693
John W. (Bill) Hickman mailto:email@example.com Office (435) 674-5203 Home (435) 673- 2671
Allen M. Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org Home (801) 782- 5600
Morgan, Summit, Weber Counties
Darin Peterson mailto:email@example.com Home (435) 623-2271
Juab, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, & Wayne Counties
Jon J. Greiner mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Office (801) 629-8226 Home (801) 621-0423
Davis & Weber Counties
I apologize for the late notice on this bill; the legislature moves very quickly and we received notice on this matter late yesterday. Please give these members a call TODAY and urge them to vote “No” on HB 202 your efforts will make all the difference.
If you have any questions on this bill, please feel free to call me at 202/966-7300, Ext. 107 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Please call or e-mail Ramon Gardenhire and tell him that you have made contact with your legislator.
Thanks again for your help! We are getting closer to our legislative goal.
Kristin K. Ptakowski, Director
Elizabeth Rorick, Assistant Director
Ramon Gardenhire, Assistant Director for State Advocacy
Abby Schopick, Legislative Assistant