Thread: Last Chance for HB700!!!!!!!!!!
Just got off the phone with Rep Lavenders office....
Paddie has withdrawn his bill....
HB700, if it is not on the agenda for next thursday.....it will most likely die!!!
Pressure.....pressure and more pressure!!!!
GOD gave me rights!!!....The Constitutuion just confirms it!!
Since the bill was left pending it doesn't have to be listed on the agenda on the meeting notice to come back up for a vote. They may list "pending bills" as a single item, or list nothing at all. Lavender's office should get a heads up if its going to come up or not but apart from that we often don't know what will come up until it happens.
This decision to hear all of the gun related bills prior to voting on them would normally seem to make sense, given a certain amount of overlap among the various bills.
However, this is the TEXAS LEGISLATURE -that 140 day exhibition of a virtual "black hole" into which meaningful legislation is regularly swallowed up. This is the process by which the Disarmament Act of April 12, 1871 has enjoyed immunity from the Texas Constitution for 150 years and still counting.
Concern is that Texans may have to accept "baby-step" improvements this session.
Last edited by rushcreek2; 04-03-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Don't you mean "140 years and counting?" ;-)
I can be in Austin most days if I know in time to get there. In the mean time, I'll ask my legislators to check on this for me (with a wink and a nudge toward taking some political action).