Yesterday a group of us went to the Alabama legislature to make our case in the Travel & Tourism committee as to why our bill deserves to pass out of committee. As you may already be aware, the committee voted unanimously to allow our bill to head to the floor of the House (on a later date) to be voted on. This is a very important step, especially as we passed the house last year.

I have to make a special mention of Representative Craig Ford here. He stepped in to speak to our bill, as our sponsor was tied up in another committee meeting at the same time. Representative Ford brilliantly advocated our bill, and skilfully dealt with the comments made by our opponents. If you live in Representative Ford’s Gadsden district, please let him know that we appreciate his support for our bill.