Good news on voc-ed creditable service bill

Good news!  The Voc Ed bill is moving!

May 18, 2005:  Senate Ways and Means Committee advances the Voc-ed Creditable Service Bill (formerly SB1555 and renumbered as SB2057) to the Senate floor.

May 19, 2005:  Senate suspends its rules and passes the bill, orders it to a third reading, and engrosses it, 37-0. The bill is now headed to the House Ways and Means Committee for its consideration and, if voted out favorably, it goes to the House floor for a vote.

Voc-ed teachers should call their state representative and ask him or her to lobby Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop), chairman of House Ways and Means, to report SB2057 out favorably and move it to the House for a vote.

If you know your  state representative’s name, call the State House switchboard at 617.722.2000 and ask to be transferred to the appropriate office.

Acknowledgements: Sen. Michael Morrissey (D-Quincy), the bill’s lead sponsor, was instrumental in moving the bill forward. Please drop him a note (State House Room 413D, Boston, MA 02133) or give him a call and say,"Thank you."