It would seem that the very individuals SB14 (and other anti-tree legislation) purport to serve think they’re better off without the bill. In a hearing of the Business and Commerce Committee July 22, 176 of the scheduled witnesses said they were against the bill. How many were for it? That would be 16.
Of the 176, 82 percent were individuals speaking for themselves. Of the 16, 7 represented organizations, including real estate, construction and apartment interests.
And yet, the bill cleared committee on a 6-3 vote. Individual rights, eh?