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by jrosto
Wed May 27, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 30
Views: 5546

Re: Current status?

As I understand it, since SB 730 and SB 1164 did not get a second reading on the House floor by midnight Tuesday, they are dead. This was not all the Dem's fault. If certain Republican committee chairs had not held this legislation up in committee, this legislation would have been a done deal well b...
by jrosto
Sun May 24, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry
Replies: 61
Views: 10544

Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

SB 730 is now on the bottom of page 28 of 32 of today's Supplemental House Calendar.
by jrosto
Sun May 24, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: MOVING FROM GENERAL CALENDAR TO 'MAJOR' CALENDAR??
Replies: 34
Views: 6013

Re: MOVING FROM GENERAL CALENDAR TO 'MAJOR' CALENDAR??

McCall said he was shocked by the chubbing (the House's version of a filibuster) since he spent all session working with Democrats to get their bills to the floor for debate. "I'm frustrated," he said. "We're all frustrated." To bad he wasn't as interested in getting our bills to the floor for deba...
by jrosto
Fri May 22, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry
Replies: 61
Views: 10544

Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

The fax sent to Rep. McCall early this AM: J R xxxx Xxxxxxx Arlington, TX xxxxx May 22, 2009 Representative Brian McCall Chair, House Committee on Calendars I am writing today concerning SB 730, a bill relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on ce...
by jrosto
Wed May 20, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1020 passes the senate
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

HB 1020 passes the senate

This is way cool. HB 1020 passed third reading 31-0. :anamatedbanana
by jrosto
Tue May 19, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: ACTION NEEDED! Employer parking lot bills
Replies: 78
Views: 12642

Re: ACTION NEEDED! Employer parking lot bills

Call and fax Joe Strauss, Speaker of the House also.

As the ranking R, and the one who staffed the committees, he has some obligation to see this bill through.

(512) 463-0686
(512) 463-0675 Fax
by jrosto
Fri May 08, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Is campus carry dead?
Replies: 68
Views: 11325

Re: Is campus carry dead?

Now it is time to contact your rep (again) and ask that they support this bill. Faxes and emails over the weekend, calls Monday morning. Let them know that we are paying attention.
by jrosto
Thu May 07, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Campus-Carry Bills are dying!!!
Replies: 172
Views: 16224

Re: Campus-Carry Bills are dying!!!

It's probably not a bad idea to call Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, and ask him to exert his influence as Speaker to get this bill through Calendars.

(512) 463-0686
(512) 463-0675 Fax
by jrosto
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

The text to the bill has finally been posted. You can read it here.
by jrosto
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

For tracking purposes, the bill is S. 843, "A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows."

It has 11 cosponsors as introduced. The text of the bill has not yet been posted.
by jrosto
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

Senator Frank Lautenberg has introduced the "Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009".

Thomas does not have it listed yet, but from the presser it sounds as bad as can be expected.
by jrosto
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1893 off to Calendars
Replies: 29
Views: 2949

Re: HB 1893 off to Calendars

The Committee Substitute is still not posted.

Now that I have mentioned that, they should post it just to prove me wrong.
by jrosto
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1893 off to Calendars
Replies: 29
Views: 2949

HB 1893 off to Calendars

The TSRA Legislative Alert announces that HB 1893 made it through the Public Safety Committee: TSRA members, family and friends, you made it happen! On Wednesday afternoon, April 8th, the House Committee on Public Safety voted out HB 1893, TSRA-backed legislation sponsored by Rep. Joe Driver (R) Gar...
by jrosto
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: ACTION NEEDED! Employer parking lot bills
Replies: 78
Views: 12642

Re: ACTION NEEDED! Employer parking lot bills

Which Senator did not vote?

eta: Dewhurst was not present for the morning roll call so I will assume he was not there for the vote.
by jrosto
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Last Minute Flurry of New Bills Filed
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Last Minute Flurry of New Bills Filed

It is interesting that Yvonne Davis did not file her "One Gun a Month" bill or her "Gun Show Loophole" bill. Does that mean she has decided that exercises in futility are indeed futile? Or has she decided that this type of legislation will get more traction on the federal level? It would be interest...

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