Above: Link to Facebook Page of the "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition"
Because of the "Origination Clause" in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a "Companion Bill" in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as in the case of other bills.
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
COMPANION BILL – A bill which is identical to a bill having been introduced in the opposite house.
What we need to do right now is to find a Representative who is willing to back up Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 with a "COMPANION BILL" in order to be in coordination with the "Constitution".
Please write your Representative an email or letter asking them to get behind Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 and provide a "Companion Bill" as soon as possible because the Legislative Session (calendar link here) starts on January 5th, 2016 and January 8th, is the deadline for prefiled House Bills.
The LINKS you will need are listed here (just click on picture):
LINK to KY BR 161
LINK to KY Legislator’s Email Addresses: (Please note that some of the Representatives/Senators have direct email links, and some of them can be copied/pasted into your email program).
Also, of note, this is a little more time consuming, but worth it, I believe – When I wrote my "Email" I sent it to my individual Representative, who is Johnny Bell – in Glasgow, KY, but I also copied the email to ALL of the Kentucky Senators as well as the Representatives, so that THEY ALL would be able to see the letter I had written.
Here is the LINK to the 2016 Legislative Calendar:
As well, anyone who may have a printer, and postage money available should ideally send individual letters through the U.S. Postal Service to the Representatives given addresses. The more "paper" we can send them, the better they will hear us speaking!
PHONE CALL’s as well will be a great help! Please back up your letter or email with a phone call to your Representative to reiterate the issue of BR 161 !!!
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS BILL DIE! KEEP IT GOING WITH AN EMAIL AND A PHONE CALL TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!