After the reading of the governor’s veto message on HB 566a, the charter school administrator certification bill, the House went straight to its vote on a possible override, and the alarm bell rang signaling that House members should cast their votes – but they didn’t. Instead, Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, rose and asked for unanimous consent to return the bill to the House Education Committee; she was the bill’s sponsor. There was no objection, so the bill was returned to committee – signaling its demise.
The House then went at ease. “It’s now our intention to sit around and have a good time for a little while,” House Majority Leader Mike Moyle told the House. “What we’d like to do is recess subject to the call of the chair.” House members were asked to stay close.