When we last left our Statehouse saga, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board enacted a new and improved shoe rule, making just a few small modifications to what they had proposed before. You can see my write-up about that here, in Statehouse Approves Shoe Rule — Again.
That rule must now be approved by JCARR.
JCARR is the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. It is a legislative committee that gets a chance to “invalidate” rules created by state agencies. The official list of those reasons is here.
Actually, they don’t even have that much power. If they decide a rule should be invalidated, what happens is that they prepare a Joint Resolution for the House and Senate to vote on, and the final result depends on that vote.
The JCARR meeting for this is next Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1:30pm.
I think there are two things we can do now.
First, it would really, really help to get other people to testify before JCARR. Right now I’m just seen as this lone oddball, and CSRAB might even grant me a waiver (but I get the feeling they won’t do so without a doctor’s note). So the committee might just let it go through. (Though, if CSRAB doesn’t grant me a waiver, then what?) If you think you can testify, please contact me at email@example.com.
The other thing is to write more letters. I’ve updated the page with all the letter-writing information. If nothing else, could you please send out emails to the JCARR members?
At this stage, I really don’t know if anything will make a difference, but I’d hate to not try.
Thank you for any help you can provide.