On Wednesday (Roll Call) --
HB 1580 was brought to the attention of the House, debated and voted upon from 5:12 - 5:35 pm:
---Rep. Winters (d) of Manchester and Rep. Owen (d) of Hopkington spoke in favor of HB 1580 on the floor; they both voted in favor of the bill.
---Rep. Casey (d) of East Kingston spoke against HB 1580 on the floor and refused to take additional questions after answering one from Rep. Baldasaro (r), effectively shutting down the debate despite a long line of representatives who were standing with questions; she also voted against the bill.
---Rep. Skinder (d) of Cornish addressed a closing parliamentary question to the Speaker, indicating her support for the bill; she voted in favor of the bill.
---Rep. Rous (d) of Durham addressed a closing parliamentary question to the Speaker, indicating her opposition to the bill; she voted against the bill.
The House voted 175-144 to ITL (kill) HB 1580).
On Thursday (Reconsideration) --
Rep Emerson (r) from Rindge on her own initiative (apparently without any input from the homeschooling community) filed a motion of reconsideration with the House Speaker after the vote on HB 1580. She had voted with the prevailing (winning side) against HB 1580 and was allowed under House rules to file this motion of reconsideration of the bill (and her vote). Her motion was debated at the close of the House session on Thursday.
---Rep. Groen (r) from Rochester spoke in favor of reconsideration ; he voted in favor of HB 1580 on Wednesday.
---Rep. Winters (d) spoke against reconsideration at the request of Rep. Casey(d) East Kingston.
-- Rep. Casey (d) addressed a closing parliamentary question to the Speaker, indicating her opposition to reconsideration.
Rep. Emerson and Groen felt the debate on Wednesday, which lasted 23 minutes, was insufficient. Rep. Winters and Casey argued that the debate was sufficient and reconsideration was unnecessary.
The House voted 174-74 to kill reconsideration.