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by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Rhinrickson is right; SB766 passed to third reading on a voice vote without a single question. I can't recall when I've been so pleased to be wrong!

I have to disclose something now that I couldn't mention earlier. SB766 got out of the Calendars Committee because of the efforts of Speaker Straus. Had he not stepped in, it would have died there because it was not believed to be of significant importance to be placed high enough to make it to the floor before time ran out. I will also note that Speaker Straus controlled the order in which items were taken on the calendar for "eligible items" as well as the "Second Calendar" and the General Calendar. Had they gone straight through, SB766 would not have been reached.

We still have to get it passed to engrossment, so we'll keep on top if it.

Chas.
It's okay, it's a 'magic' name... nobody can spell it ;-)

I'm having a hard time reconciling the performance of Speaker Straus on SB 766 versus SB 354... :confused5
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

So... what's the NEXT hurdle for SB 766? Run a 100 yard dash in > 10 seconds? Hit a pinada blindfolded with one arm tied behind its back? Walk on hot coals?
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

I don't want to jinx Charles, but... I was listening to the House floor, and I could have sworn I just heard SB 766 PASS its third reading!

:hurry:
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Is this playing out on the floor of the House? On video?
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Jasonw560 wrote:20 more bills until 766.
Now it's 13 more bills before SB766.

Chas.
This close to the end of the session, is there a cap on how much time is devoted to each bill on the floor?
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Jasonw560 wrote::iagree: I've always thought business first, then get to the "cute and fuzzy bunny" stuff after. Or just pass around proclamations and resolutions to all the offices and have them sign it behind closed doors. Then just post it on the web site.
What, ask a politician to give up a photo op? :nono:
by RHenriksen
Tue May 24, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Charles L. Cotton wrote:This is the last day to pass Senate Bills on second reading. SB766 (range protection) is 22nd on the House General Calendar, behind 23 other items, excluding 3 items on Local & Consent. We have been informed "everything is okay." We'll see; I hope my skepticism is misplaced.

I have no idea how late the House will stay in session. Chairman Todd Hunter stated on the House floor late last week that the rumors that they would take a day off were false, because time was running out. He stated they (the entire House) would work every day until the session was over. On Saturday, the House adjourned at approximately 3:30pm and took off Sunday. SB766, a critically important bill with absolutely no opposition, sat in the Calendars Committee from April 21st until it was put on the General Calendar on the very last day Senate Bills can pass on second reading. My back is wet, there are no clouds in the sky, and someone is telling me it's raining. :totap:

Chas.
This is exactly why I find it so frustrating that the first (half? two thirds?) of the legislative session seems to be dominated with 'Happy Purple Dinosaur Day' declarations and other nonsense. My 16 year old niece has figured out the virtue of not procrastinating... why can't our legislators?
by RHenriksen
Mon May 16, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: 2011 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill
Replies: 49
Views: 11261

Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Please call and/or fax! Emails often get buried and ignored.

Chas.
Done (although Strauss' line was busy, have spoken w. everyone else)

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