PFFPNC’s bill sponsors file two bills entitled Parity for First Responders this week in the Senate and House.
SB179 was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations of the Senate on Tuesday, which is where all bills are assigned in the Senate before getting re-referrals.
The bill was immediately greeted with cheers from fire fighters across North Carolina while the NC League of Municipalities immediately launched an email/phone campaign aimed at legislators. PFFPNC immediately responded with a social media graphic correcting misinformation and encouraging fire fighters to email their legislators.
PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith and DVP Scott Mullins spent Wednesday and Thursday walking the halls with PFFPNC lobbyists trying to recruit co-sponsors to the bills. Click here to view the video update Smith and Mullins provided after a day of lobbying on Wednesday.
“There’s no doubt about it that we must have every PFFPNC Local in North Carolina engaged in our Parity for First Responders bills in both chambers,” said Smith. “The other side is engaged and this is going to come down to who wants it more.”