Herron expresses frustration over amendment debate

Rep. Bob Herron (standing)  in an undated photo. (Image courtesy alaskahousemajority.org)

Rep. Bob Herron (standing) in an undated photo. (Image courtesy alaskahousemajority.org)

Rep. Bob Herron took to the House floor to call for a full vetting of a proposed constitutional amendment that could have a big impact on Alaska’s education system.

On Monday, the Bethel Democrat told his fellow legislators it’s wrong to set aside the question of consequences. He says the issue of school vouchers needs to be discussed so the voters can “test drive” it.

If the amendment passes with two-thirds majority in each chamber, it would go to voters.

Herron asked legislators how they would react if they removed a different sentence in the Alaska Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms.

During the same floor session Monday, the House passed a bill barring the federal government from enforcing laws that infringe upon the Second Amendment.

Comments

comments