HB2054, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production in Missouri, was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It was promptly sent to the Economic Development Committee where it will have to be passed through a majority before it is considered for a vote by the whole house.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support HB2054.
1. Call the Committee Chair, Anne Zerr. Strongly, but respectfully urge her to move this important bill forward to a vote in her committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB2054. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
Jeanie Lauer (R) Vice Chair 573-751-1487
Kevin Austin (R) 573-751-0232
Wanda Brown (R) 573-751-3971
Paul Curtman (R) 573-751-3776
Randy Dunn (D) 573-751-0538
Kevin Engler (R) 573-751-3455
Vicki Englund (D) 573-751-3719
Lyndall Fraker (R) 573-751-3819
Doug Funderburk (R) 573-751-2176
Marsha Haefner (R) 573-751-3762
Jim Hansen (R) 573-751-4028
Tom Hurst (R) 573-751-1344
Michele Kratky (D) 573-751-4220
Jeffrey Messenger (R) 573-751-2381
Bonnaye Mims (D) 573-751-7639
Lynn Morris (R) 573-751-2565
Bill Otto (D) 573-751-4163
Craig Redmon (R) 573-751-3644
John Rizzo (D) 573-751-3310
Caleb Rowden (R) 573-751-1169
Joe Runions (R) 573-751-0238
Clem Smith (D) 573-751-4468
Chrissy Sommer (R) 573-751-1452
Jay Swearingen (D) 573-751-2199
Noel Torpey (R) 573-751-3623
Paul Wieland (R) 573-751-3607
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Comment below or contact us at http://ask.tenthamendmentcenter.com with any information you get.
4. SHARE this information widely. By facebook, twitter, email, and more.
5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB2054. It is essential for the economic well-being of MO citizens for the federal ban on industrial hemp to be nullified. Passing HB2054 will make that happen.
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