Please join me THIS Saturday, April 1st at 9 am at the Atchison Chamber of Commerce “The Depot” and bring your questions. I’ll ask the first one:
I was very happy to welcome a great group of pages from USD 377 in Effingham. All the students are from my district, but Effingham is in Representative Randy Garber's District. They ask good questions. Pictured L to R are Bailey Wilson, Representative Eplee, Chaperone Amanda Hughes, Megan Pitts, Rebecca Statler, Skyla Stanley, and Madison Gill.
Why would a legislator hold a town hall on April Fool’s Day? It’s best not to take oneself so seriously…
Save the date: April 15, 9 am
Wathena Legislative Coffee
303 East St. Joseph Street
Around the District
On a personal note, you might recall I introduced three immunization-related bills a few weeks ago. The bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines to minors 12 and over and the bill to require all vaccine providers to utilize the state’s vaccine registry for documenting vaccines were combined into one bill (HB 2030) in the Senate and passed this week. The House will likely concur with the Senate's changes to the bill next week, and then it will proceed to the governor's desk, hopefully to earn his signature. I’m very pleased to have this success for Family Medicine in my first session.
I was fortunate to spend time with legislative pages from Atchison Middle School. These young folks were very interested in the legislative process. (L-R) Jaden Riddle, Anika Steinbach, myself, Governor Brownback, Katelyn Servaes, Hannah Hampton, and Matthew Boyea.
Finally, it was nice to spend time with Matt Schuermann last week as he was paging for Sen. Dennis Pyle. He was preparing to tour the dome.