Senate Hearing on SB-168

(Dan Bowers, CMI, ACI) #1

A couple of new inspectors present at the hearings in Topeka could not believe that the 2 groups pushing the Bill (realtors and the KAREI / ASHI group from Wichita) seemed to be allowed to talk and talk by the committee chair but the opponents seemed to be pushed into 3-4-5 minute testimony’s.

They both indicated it was no where near an equal time and equal voice and wondered if the chair was pushing it a little bit one way vs being neutral. I was concentrating on listening to the testimonies of speakers and did not pay much attention to the chair …

I’m loosing a bit of hearing and both the KAREI / ASHI speakers (Kerry Parham and Jeff Barnes mumble a lot — VERY hard to understand them).

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