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Senate Proceeding 05-13-08 on May 13th, 2008 :: 2:35:25 to 2:37:21
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Mike DeWine

2:34:21 to 2:35:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine

2:35:13 to 2:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mike DeWine: that it will be bargained anyway without any consequence. so i would appreciate if youre would look at that for me. ms. collins: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. ms. collins:

Susan Collins

2:35:25 to 2:35:43( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: if i could respond to my good friend and he is a good friend who knows these issues very well and reads the bills very carefully, which i always admireddm about the senator from wymong. first, let

Susan Collins

2:35:25 to 2:37:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

2:35:43 to 2:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: me say that it's clear that the house bill does not do a good job in this area. and i am -- i think the house bill is very ambiguous and does not make clear what i described. so i think we're in agreement

Susan Collins

2:35:59 to 2:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: about the house bill. i will take a second look at the substitute language as the senator has suggested. but i know that the drafters of the bill, senator gregg and senator kennedy, worked very closely

Susan Collins

2:36:17 to 2:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: with the national council of volunteer firefighters and i doubt that they would have signed off on the language, which it's my understanding that they have, if, in fact, it did not protect the volunteer firefighters.

Susan Collins

2:36:34 to 2:36:54( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: certainly my intent is not to impose any sort of obligation on volunteer firefighters. they're, by definition, notin employees, so i don't think they come under this bill. and, in addition, i do want to

Susan Collins

2:36:54 to 2:37:07( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: make sure that anyone who is a professional firefighter andht employed in that profession is not precluded from also acting as a volunteer firefighter as so many professional firefighters in maine and across

Susan Collins

2:37:07 to 2:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: the country do. so i will take another look at the language, as the senator has suggested, but i do know that senator gregg and senator kennedy have worked very closely with the volunteer firefighters

Sherrod Brown

2:37:21 to 2:37:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: council and that they believe that the substitute language does cure what i think all of us would agree was a problem in the house bill. but, again, i thank the senator from wymong, and i will take

Sherrod Brown

2:37:21 to 2:45:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

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