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"I can assure you that I am still very much committed to this legislation."
--Senator George Runner, R-Antelope Valley
on his measure, SB 126, to make fleeing suspects pay $$$

Candy's message sent to Senator Runner on Sept, 1, 2005:

Senator Runner,

I noticed that you canceled the first hearing in the Assembly for SB 126. May I ask why? I had listed SB 126 as a bill that innocent victims of pursuit could support. I am disappointed that it is not moving forward. Thank you for your response.

Candy

The Honorable Senator George Runner responds Sept. 30, 2005:

Ms. Priano,

Thank you for the continued support of SB 126. The bill did pass the Senate with bi-partisan support; however, you are correct that it is currently stalled in the Assembly.

Upon consulting with Assembly Judiciary committee members and staff prior to the scheduled hearing date, it was clear the bill in its current form would not garner the necessary votes for passage. Rather than have the bill voted down, I decided to postpone the hearing until the Legislature reconvenes in January. This gives me the opportunity to work with the committee in the next few months to address their concerns and ensure the bill's passage. I can assure you that I am still very much committed to this legislation.

Once again, thank you for the support, and I will keep you apprised of any new developments.

Sincerely,

George C. Runner, Jr.



To read Senator Runner's previous e-mail, click here.