Reinert said House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Atkins told him that a Sunday sales bill wouldn’t get a hearing in the House, a factor that’s contributed to his pessimism.
Atkins said he wasn’t sure there would be a hearing in the House or whether a House bill will be introduced.
“I don’t know yet,” he said when asked if the measure would get a hearing. “I’ve got to read the bill.”
Reinert made an appropriate quip at the beginning of the Senate Commerce Committee hearing: “This is an extremely lengthy bill,” he joked. “I think we have five lines of text to it.”