Dave Solomon’s State House Dome: Divide widens in Concord
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IT’S UNUSUAL to hear the chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee allude to a ZZ Top song from the early 1980s during committee deliberations, but that’s what occurred on Wednesday, as the committee met to vote on a bill to declare gun-free zones on school property across the state.
The bill, HB 564, is now on its way to the House for a second vote. The committee vote, as expected, broke 10-8 along party lines, and there was a good debate on the merits. But not before a half hour was spent discussing whether lawmakers on the committee should be wearing strings of fake pearls.