Homann tapped for ‘silver-haired legislature’

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 15, 2011

Homer Homann, who represents District 89 in the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature, recently attended the group’s annual July orientation session in Montgomery.

When the group completed its organizational session at the Alabama State House July 11, Melvin Cooper of Prattville emerged as its new Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Winston Griggs of Headland, who represents District 85, was reelected as Speaker Pro-tem; Jerry Heard of Hokes Bluff, representative of District 28, was chosen for another term as treasurer and Sandra H. Harris of Alexander City, who represents District 81, was chosen to fill the secretary’s post.

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ASHL delegates agreed on October 24 as the tentative date for the 2011 legislative session and strongly urged the members to be prompt and brief in submitting their resolutions on matters concerning the needs and well being of their constituencies.

The non-profit volunteer group discussed its goals for the upcoming legislative session, discussing their past accomplishments, especially as they relate to Ethics Reform.

Rep. William L. Richards of Montgomery outlined past and current efforts to enact Interagency Council for Prevention of Elder Abuse and outgoing Speaker of the House Warner Floyd of Montgomery stressed the importance of efforts to enact legislation relative to this important matter.

The ASHL is a unicameral, nonprofit model legislature of senior volunteers age 60 and older elected or appointed by their peers to represent the interest of older Alabamians.

It is patterned after the Alabama Legislature with members representing each of the 105 state legislative districts.