March 19, 2010

Georgia HB 1012 - Gold Star Family License Plate - Stuck on Motor Vehicle Chair Tom Rice's Desk

HELP: GEORGIA LEGISLATION (NOT US Congress) DISTRIBUTE AT WILL: NEED LOT OF CALLS, EMAILS TO REP. TOM RICE - BE NICE THOUGH!!!

In 2006 I asked the Georgia Legislature to enact a Gold Star Family Tag to honor the fallen and allow the families to show their pride and love for their fallen. But someone gutted part of it. The spouse, mother and father were allowed one tag and one only, no matter how many cars they owned. The children, siblings and parents by marriage (I hate the word step-parents) were not even allowed to buy a tag. But it is known as Honoring the Family of the Fallen Tag officially and generically known as the Gold Star Family License Plate. This year I asked my friend and State Rep to help get this bill amended to allow the entire family access to the tag and to allow them to have one for each car they may own. This is not going to cost Georgia one penny, and in fact would actually bring them some money in a badly depleted treasury.

Not sure what has happened, but what seemed a no brainer seems to have hit a snag. Georgia House Rep. Tom Rice, Chairman of the Motor Vehicle Committee allowed other tag legislation to pass on through his committee today, but did not allow HB 1012 to be considered and it has sat there idle and will remain idle until he allows it on the calendar for his committee to vote on. We need to get it on with do pass so the Rules Committee can put it on the House Floor Calendar for a full vote. It has to get from there to the Senate side of the Georgia Legislature before "cross-over day" in another week or else it is automatically dead on arrival. I need your help to encourage honoring the fallen from Georgia, especially our Georgia National Guardsmen and their families, by contacting Rep. Rice :

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/house/bios/riceTom/riceTom.htm

Light up his phone and email and help me and so many other families of the Georgia Fallen out on this one.

Robert Stokely

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never Forget, Always Faithful
Thanks for your efforts
Jerry