Earlier today, I posted on a separate bill about special elections for Senate vacancies, and I made reference to HB 681. And now it’s on the floor being perfected.

I need to buy some lottery tickets.

Update: Note to “Let the people have the say” people.. party committees pick nominees in special elections, not the people. Jason Smith speaks of taking the politics out of these offices with his bill. Ha ha, yeah right dude. Update 2: Jason Smith brought up Joe Maxwell as an ‘abuse’ of the appointment system. Update 3: Someone just claimed Bill Morris was appointed Lt. Governor for 2 years after citing historical perspective. Jason Smith also indirectly referenced Chief Wana Dubie on the floor.

Update 4: After a loud debate where Jason Smith kept saying “let the people have the say”, the bill passes perfection 91-52