Call-To-Action: Hearings on Numerous House Bills

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Call-To-Action: Hearings on Numerous House Bills

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:56 pm

The following House Bills are scheduled for public hearings on 3/13/13 and 3/14/13. Please call and/or fax your Representatives and ask for their support. Please do likewise for each of the committee Members.

3/13/13:
HB553 - Creating an office for Texas peace officers aiding in the enforcement of certain federal gun laws.

3/14/13:
HB700 - Open-carry (Lavender)
HB706 - Comprehensive campus-carry
HB972 - Primary campus-carry bill (Fletcher, Vice-Chairman of committee hearing bill)
HB1077 - Extends "employer parking lot" bill to college campuses - applies to students and employees
HB1078 - Decriminalizes carrying on college "premises," activity grounds and buses
HB1298 - Clarifies what constitutes a school "activity ground"
HB1313 - Comprehensive campus-carry

CLICK HERE to find your Representative.

House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee:
Rep. Joseph Pickett - Chairman (512) 463-0596
Rep. Allen Fletcher - Vice-chairman (512) 463-0661
Rep. Philip Cortez (512) 463-0269
Rep. Tony Dale (512) 463-0696
Rep. Dan Flynn (512) 463-0880
Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (512) 463-0682
Rep. George Lavender (512) 463-0692
Rep. Kenneth Sheets (512) 463-0244
Rep. Ron Simmons (512) 463-0478

House Select Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility
Rep. Brandon Creighton - Chairman (512) 463-0726
Rep. Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464
Rep. Eddie Lucio III (512) 463-0606
Rep. Scott Turner (512) 463-0484
Rep. Armando Walle (512) 463-0924


There are multiple campus-carry bills filed with some providing wider coverage than others. Please do not express a preference for one over another and please do not express opposition to any specific campus-carry bill. We need as many as possible to clear the committee process, then we can concentrate on one or two. Obviously, the parking lot and decriminalizing bills are backups and will be unnecessary if comprehensive campus-carry passes, but we need them to clear the committee so they can be picked up if necessary. It's also obvious that Vice-Chairman Flether's HB972 is in a better position than the other comprehensive bills.
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Post by Jumping Frog » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:02 pm

Starting my calls ....

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Post by ALCSTUDIOS » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:16 pm

Starting my calls and emails now.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:27 pm

emails sent... added my Senator as well with a "asking you to support when the counterpart bills arrive in the Senate" message.
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Post by dicion » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:34 pm

Does anyone have a list of email addresses for the committee members?

They usually follow the firstname.lastname@house.state.tx.us standard

If someone puts together a email listing, I'll gladly spam it out to them, but I don't have the time or ability to make calls while I'm at work all day.


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Post by Ipconfig » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:35 pm

Anyone have a quick boiler plate message I could kick off with an email during work and then call this evening?


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Post by dicion » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:37 pm

Ipconfig wrote:Anyone have a quick boiler plate message I could kick off with an email during work and then call this evening?
I sent this to my Rep:
Dear Representative Elkins,

The following bills are coming up for public hearings over the next few days.
I would like to reiterate my desire for you, as my elected representative, to fully support these bills in any and all ways you are able to.

HB700 - Open-carry (Lavender)
HB706 - Comprehensive campus-carry
HB972 - Primary campus-carry bill (Fletcher, Vice-Chairman of committee hearing bill)
HB1077 - Extends "employer parking lot" bill to college campuses - applies to students and employees
HB1078 - Decriminalizes carrying on college "premises," activity grounds and buses
HB1298 - Clarifies what constitutes a school "activity ground"
HB1313 - Comprehensive campus-carry

Thank you for representing my interests in this legislative session.

Your Constituent,
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I said Reiterate, because I have already emailed him, multiple times, about these bills, so it's more a poke & prod reminder than my original opinion. :anamatedbanana


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Post by Ipconfig » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:42 pm

dicion wrote:
Ipconfig wrote:Anyone have a quick boiler plate message I could kick off with an email during work and then call this evening?
I sent this to my Rep:
Dear Representative Elkins,

The following bills are coming up for public hearings over the next few days.
I would like to reiterate my desire for you, as my elected representative, to fully support these bills in any and all ways you are able to.

HB700 - Open-carry (Lavender)
HB706 - Comprehensive campus-carry
HB972 - Primary campus-carry bill (Fletcher, Vice-Chairman of committee hearing bill)
HB1077 - Extends "employer parking lot" bill to college campuses - applies to students and employees
HB1078 - Decriminalizes carrying on college "premises," activity grounds and buses
HB1298 - Clarifies what constitutes a school "activity ground"
HB1313 - Comprehensive campus-carry

Thank you for representing my interests in this legislative session.

Your Constituent,
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I said Reiterate, because I have already emailed him, multiple times, about these bills, so it's more a poke & prod reminder than my original opinion. :anamatedbanana
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Post by dicion » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm

I just sent an email to all of the representatives at the following addresses:
Email was:
Dear Representatives,

As I'm sure you are aware, The following bills are coming up for public hearings over the next few days,
all of which are assigned to committees you are involved with.

I would like to express my support for these bills to you, our elected representatives of the state of Texas.
I would also like to request that you fully support these bills, and push for their passage in any and all ways you are able to.

HB700 - Open-carry (Lavender)
HB706 - Comprehensive campus-carry
HB972 - Primary campus-carry bill (Fletcher, Vice-Chairman of committee hearing bill)
HB1077 - Extends "employer parking lot" bill to college campuses - applies to students and employees
HB1078 - Decriminalizes carrying on college "premises," activity grounds and buses
HB1298 - Clarifies what constitutes a school "activity ground"
HB1313 - Comprehensive campus-carry

Thank you,
Two were rejected, They were:
Joseph Pickett
Eddie Lucio

If someone can find their addresses, as they don't follow the firstname.lastname with those 2 names above format.

Update, changed Pickett's email addy to joe. and it went through. Added to list above.


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Post by steveincowtown » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:The following House Bills are scheduled for public hearings on 3/13/13 and 3/14/13. Please call and/or fax your Representatives and ask for their support. Please do likewise for each of the committee Members.

3/13/13:
HB553 - Creating an office for Texas peace officers aiding in the enforcement of certain federal gun laws.


Ewwwww, you scared me that time Mr. Cotton. I think you meant "offense" not "office"?

Will be faxing the fine folks listed this evening.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Reply from Cortez' office (San Antonio)
They suggested I contact "Jennifer" with further comments, but did not provide any contact info.
Good afternoon. Thank you for contacting Rep Cortez to express your support of bills advocating for gun rights. Rep Cortez is currently gathering feedback from his District 117 and Bexar County community to see how support and opposition falls. He has read all the data and research and has our Policy Analyst, Jennifer Stringham researching more information.

Thanks again for contacting our office and feel free to contact us in the future or you may contact Jennifer directly.

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Veronica Gonzalez
Deputy Chief of Staff
State Representative Philip Cortez, District 117
Room E2.812, Capitol Extension
P. O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768
t-(512) 463-0269
f-(512) 463-1096
c-(210) 385-3065
veronica.gonzalez@house.state.tx.us
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Post by RPB » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:25 pm

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Post by NorthTexas » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:13 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:Reply from Cortez' office (San Antonio)
They suggested I contact "Jennifer" with further comments, but did not provide any contact info.
Good afternoon. Thank you for contacting Rep Cortez to express your support of bills advocating for gun rights. Rep Cortez is currently gathering feedback from his District 117 and Bexar County community to see how support and opposition falls. He has read all the data and research and has our Policy Analyst, Jennifer Stringham researching more information.

Thanks again for contacting our office and feel free to contact us in the future or you may contact Jennifer directly.

V
Best,
Veronica Gonzalez
Deputy Chief of Staff
State Representative Philip Cortez, District 117
Room E2.812, Capitol Extension
P. O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768
t-(512) 463-0269
f-(512) 463-1096
c-(210) 385-3065
veronica.gonzalez@house.state.tx.us
I received the same reply, word for word. Don't guess they really want us to contact "Jennifer," huh? :roll:
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Post by jmra » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:18 pm

NorthTexas wrote:
RoyGBiv wrote:Reply from Cortez' office (San Antonio)
They suggested I contact "Jennifer" with further comments, but did not provide any contact info.
Good afternoon. Thank you for contacting Rep Cortez to express your support of bills advocating for gun rights. Rep Cortez is currently gathering feedback from his District 117 and Bexar County community to see how support and opposition falls. He has read all the data and research and has our Policy Analyst, Jennifer Stringham researching more information.

Thanks again for contacting our office and feel free to contact us in the future or you may contact Jennifer directly.

V
Best,
Veronica Gonzalez
Deputy Chief of Staff
State Representative Philip Cortez, District 117
Room E2.812, Capitol Extension
P. O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768
t-(512) 463-0269
f-(512) 463-1096
c-(210) 385-3065
veronica.gonzalez@house.state.tx.us
I received the same reply, word for word. Don't guess they really want us to contact "Jennifer," huh? :roll:
I would give Jennifer.Stringham@house.state.tx.us a try. Couldn't hurt.
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Post by UTMacGuy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Sent emails tonight and will call tomorrow morning as well!
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