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by Douva
Tue May 26, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729
Replies: 19
Views: 4826

Re: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729

O.F.Fascist wrote:So these folks on the Calendar Committee are responsible for killing our bills?

Brian McCall (chair)
Eddie Lucio III
Norma Chavez
Garnet Coleman
Byron Cook
Brandon Creighton
Charlie Geren
Jim Keffer
Lois Kolkhorse
Edmund Kuempel
Jim McReynolds
Allan Ritter
Burt Solomons

We will need to try to remove several of them before the 2011 session.
Keep in mind that several of these members were authors/sponsors of one or more of our bills, so we'd we be well advised not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. There are definitely some legislators in both houses of the Texas Legislature whose handling of SB 1164 rubbed me the wrong way, but there were also some legislators in both houses who fought tirelessly for us, and there were a lot of legislators whose actions fell somewhere between the two extremes.
by Douva
Mon May 25, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729
Replies: 19
Views: 4826

Re: In case anyone is looking for SB730 and SB729

CWOOD wrote:They are located on Page 83 of the 90 page (approximately as I began losing count) of the House Supplemental Calendar for Monday 5-25-09.

AAARRRG!! :mad5
I couldn't even find SB1164. Maybe the eyes were starting to go by then.
Calendars did not schedule SB 1164 for a vote by 11:59 PM Saturday (May 23), so it died.

After placing SB 362 (the voter ID bill) on the major calendar and kicking of the filibuster, the Calendars Committee didn't bother placing any more bills on the general calendar, which is now, for all intensive purposes, nothing more than a bill graveyard. Despite receiving enough phone calls from SB 1164 supporters to lead several of the committee members to shut down their phone lines, the committee apparently wasn't interested in placing SB 1164 on the major calendar.

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