Edmonson Voice Staff
In a story published by EdmonsonVoice.com on February 8th, we reported that Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, testified on legislation in front of the House Judiciary Committee in Frankfort on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 on the first bill to pass the full house where he was the primary sponsor.
The bill, HB 175, will protect the powers given to Federal Peace Officers under current law.
"HB 175 is a very simple approach to fixing a concern brought to me by a constituent in our district," said Rep. Meredith.
The bill passed through the house unanimously on February 9, the day after our initial report. We reached out to Rep. Meredith after the bill passed.
"Though it's been a huge honor to serve for the last six years and help with lots of good legislation and fight against lots of bad legislation, Tuesday was special," he said. "Passing a bill unanimously on the House floor and overcoming much of the negative politics of Frankfort and the process, has given me a new level of excitement in serving our district. I would like to thank all the people in Warren and Edmonson Counties that have given me this awesome opportunity to serve them."
The bi-partisan bill was co-sponsored by District 93 Rep. Chris Harris (D).