Representative Richard Smith said no. He's the Chairman of the House Insurance Committee, where the bill was sent. He wouldn't give it a hearing. And he announced he was sending it to the Mandate Commission where it wouldn't get out.
Senator Tim Golden is the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee. He wouldn't give the bill a hearing, initially. He said yes this week, but the hearing is next week -- too late.
Above them -- Speaker David Ralston runs the house. He could have moved the bill. Supporters begged him to help. He would not intervene.
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle runs the senate. He could have moved the bill. Supporters begged for his help. He would not intervene.