For AB143 I didn't get to speak on it during the part of the hearing concerning that bill because too many people were in front of me. I felt a bit frustrated too at the time, as I personally felt I had different things to say. After all three bills hearings I got to speak on AB143 in the general public comment section. Regrettably I was not very eloquent at that time as I was afraid I was going to run out of time, and of course many did not get to speak that wanted to. Hopefully I did not cut off someone who was going to be more eloquent than I was.
I did get to speak on AB234 during the actual hearing for that part.
I always try to take notes on what other people say and I try not to repeat the same thing someone else said.
The amendment to AB143 by the sponsor would be really disappointing if it were changed to that. After amendment the bill would be nearly useless as it wouldn't allow carry during day classes. And if your only class is a day class but you have to stay until midnight for group projects or to use the $20,000 software in the computer lab, you are still disarmed at night. It would still be a step in the right direction, of course, but a baby step.