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There will be no Birth Control Matters Day in the Florida House



Rep. Evan Jenne wanted to recognize tomorrow as Birth Control Matters Day in the Florida House. Not happening, said House Rules Chairman Gary Aubuchon.

"Chair Aubuchon has reviewed billdraft 36469, a resolution regarding Birth Control Matters Day," House Rules & Calendar Committee staff director Stephanie Birtman wrote today to Jenne, among others. "Ceremonial Resolutions should express condolence, commendation, or commemoration and should not contain controversial policy statements.  For this reason and pursuant to Rule 5.10(b), Chair Aubuchon does not approve the filing of this billdraft. "

Read the proposed resolution language for yourself here.

[Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2011 6:44pm]


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