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

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

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Post by artx » Fri May 20, 2011 12:17 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Everyone needs to call Calendars Chairman Todd Hunter every day between now and Tuesday and respectfully but strongly state that SB766 is needed to protect ranges in Texas from frivolous lawsuits. Tell him also that it needs to be put on the State Major Calendar because you are aware that, if he puts it on the General Calendar, it's dead.

Tell him SB766 has been in Calendars since April 21st and it has no opposition.

Keep the calls coming folks; I can't say more at this time.
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Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

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Post by artx » Sat May 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Well, it was placed on the general state calendar :S

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... Bill=sB766

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Post by tbrown » Sat May 21, 2011 1:47 pm

Maybe they think we don't know the difference? We need to prove them wrong on election day.
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Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 24, 2011 9:55 am

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:

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EDITED: I was wrong!!!! :party: SB766 passed to third reading with just under two hours to spare.
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Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

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Post by RHenriksen » Tue May 24, 2011 10:52 am

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:

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

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Post by Jasonw560 » Tue May 24, 2011 11:11 am

: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.
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Post by RHenriksen » Tue May 24, 2011 11:25 am

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

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Post by hirundo82 » Tue May 24, 2011 11:29 am

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.
Am I looking in the wrong place? According to the Daily House Calendar for today SB766 is #7 on the General State Calendar.

Is the Supplementary House Calendar the real order of business for today?
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Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

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Post by TrueFlog » Tue May 24, 2011 12:51 pm

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:

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This kind of stuff infuriates me. McCall did the same thing to us last year, and it really upset me. Especially since I spoke with him on the phone and he assured me of his support for the Parking Lot bill. I'm in his district, so I couldn't wait to vote him out. I was so glad to see that he didn't run in 2010 and that we were able to defeat his protege and elect Taylor instead. But even with that victory, we've got another RINO running the Calendars and killing our bills just like McCall did. We've gotta get rid of Strauss so he'll stop stacking the committees against us.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 24, 2011 1:19 pm

hirundo82 wrote:Is the Supplementary House Calendar the real order of business for today?
Yes. It includes things not finished during the last session.

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Post by Jasonw560 » Tue May 24, 2011 4:44 pm

20 more bills until 766.
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Post by hirundo82 » Tue May 24, 2011 4:53 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
hirundo82 wrote:Is the Supplementary House Calendar the real order of business for today?
Yes. It includes things not finished during the last session.

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What good is a Calendars Committee making a calendar if they repeatedly schedule more than the House can do in a day?
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Re: URGENT CALL-TO-ACTION: SB766 - Range Protection Bill

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 24, 2011 5:03 pm

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

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

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Post by RHenriksen » Tue May 24, 2011 5:12 pm

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?
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 24, 2011 5:31 pm

RHenriksen wrote:
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?
No. About 1 1/2 hrs. was wasted on a homeowners association bill that the author had to pull down when a gutting amendment was adopted. A good bit of time was spent on SB8 also, as well as a few others.

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