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Action Needed to Defeat SF 106
February 27, 2014
Dear Wyoming Members and Friends,
We still need your help in defeating Senate File (“SF”) 106! This week, this bill passed in the Senate and has been introduced into the House. SF 106 creates a special session to review last year’s legislation which created a new, unelected and unconstitutional position of “Director of Education.” The Senate failed to stop this bill, so now your action is needed to contact the House legislature and tell them to oppose SF 106.
Please email the members of the House Education Committee and urge them to oppose SF 106. Use the Subject line–“Oppose SF 106.” In your own words, give the committee members the following message:
“I am writing to oppose Senate File 106. Transferring the duties of the state superintendent was ruled unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court, and there is no need to revisit a law that takes away power from the people’s representative to an unelected one. With an election in nine months, calling for a special session is also a waste of taxpayer funds—especially in light of the Supreme Court’s response. Please oppose SF 106.”
You can contact the Wyoming House Education Committee members using the contact information below:
Rep. Matt Teeters, Committee Chair
Rep. Cathy Connolly
Rep. John Freeman
Rep. Hans Hunt
Rep. David Northrup
Rep. John Patton
Rep. Jerry Paxton
Rep. Garry Piiparinen
Rep. Albert Sommers
Last year's last legislation, which created the new position of “Director of Education,” transferred the duties and authority from the constitutionally empowered and elected State Superintendent of Schools. This past January, the Wyoming Supreme Court declared this transfer of power unconstitutional.
Now, some state legislators are trying again to bypass the constitution and the people’s elected representative by passing SF 106 to hold a special session in response to the court's decision. It has been reported that the subject matter of the special session would be to try to pass another law that would attempt to undermine the office of the elected state superintendent.
Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Wyoming!
Very truly yours,
Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
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