When reporters asked Harwell if she would ask Hill to reconsider his vote, she said: “I’m probably not going to; that’s not the way I function. He’s made his vote. I was disappointed ... That was not my understanding of how his vote was going to be in committee.
“If he had some concerns and they were valid concerns, I had talked to him about having an opportunity to work on those. We were all going to have to come to the table (for negotiations toward a compromise). But the bill needed to make movement that day. So again, I was disappointed but I haven’t had a chance to talk to Matthew yet.”
Does that mean the bill is dead for the 2013 legislative session?
“I don’t know. I’ve talked briefly to Lt. Gov. (Ron) Ramsey about it, but I’ve been out of pocket and just really got back into town but we’ll talk about it this week.”