Sunday, July 5, 2009
Sen. Clark Jenkins strong arms SB460 through Senate Finance Committee
On Wednesday, July 1, Senate Finance Committee passed the controversial SB460 Commercial Dog Breeders bill on a voice vote, with more no votes than yes votes! How does a vote get derailed? Chairman Clark Jenkins (Dem-Senate District 3, Edgecombe, Martin, & Pitt counties) declared the “ayes have it” and closed the meeting. This procedural maneuver prevented any Senator from asking for a “division”, in which the votes would have been counted accurately.