Date: 4/20/17 9:44 am From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> Subject: [ia-bird] Fwd: Urge Rep Carlin--Support HF612
Folks it looks like the some of our legislative people in Des Moines are work hard to DEFEAT any chance of the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund actually being funded!!
The alternative proposals are so much worse and threaten the possibility of even future funding.
I so not get the mentality of so many of these people. The old Fram commercial of pay me now or may more later to rebuild your motor is an apt analogy.
Take care of this now or pay much much much more later in health costs, costs to clean the water for safe drinking, and maybe we will be the next "Flint" situation.
Seems many of our representatives are either just plain short-sighted or deep in the pocket of some from of lobbying efforts.
Take the time to contact (see last paragraph below). Contact as many others as you can. Write a strong letter outlining your thoughts--feel free to use the stuff below from Ruth or even a variation on my point(s) above.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Ruth Lapointe <4ruthlapointe...> Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:02 AM Subject: Urge Rep Carlin--Support HF612 To: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...>
Thank you for your support for the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. I'm reaching out to ask for your immediate help with important water quality/conservation legislation. With about 2 days left of the legislative session, it appears *our bill that Funds the Trust will continue to be stalled *in a House Committee for the duration of session.
Instead of deciding to moving this bill forward, *the House will be debating two other water quality bills TODAY/TONIGHT. *
One is SF 512. If passed, this bill would silence Trust Fund advocates for up to 10 years because its programming and structure is incompatible. Additionally, SF512 takes valuable funds from the Rebuilding Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) , and it does not prioritize watershed management and offers no accountability. .
As a Trust Fund advocate we are asking for your* help passing **HF612.*
*HF612* is a bill introduced by House Rep. Chip Baltimore that prioritizes watershed management, offers reliable accountability measures, and would* increase the odds of the Trust Fund being funded *in future years because it provides a skeleton structure that adds clarifying language to the Trust Fund.
In summary, *HF 612 is the step we need to get the trust fund funded and implemented.*
*Would you be able to contact Rep. Carlin to say:*
"*Please vote to pass HF612* to address our state's water quality needs --and not SF512--as the former could be a platform to pass funding for the Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, a constitutionally-protected fund to be used for water quality, conservation, and outdoor recreation, and the latter has far less accountability in funds that are distributed and "robs Peter to pay Paul" given that it would take from the RIIF fund."
Please let me know if you can do this, and, if so, if you hear back.