Page 5 of 5

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:51 am
by G30
Outstanding achievement , Mr. Cotton!
Thank You! :patriot:

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:51 am
by cb1000rider
Sincerely:
Thank you.

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:14 am
by Charles L. Cotton
Thanks for all of your comments folks! It makes it a lot easier to keep fighting, especially when you encounter a legislative session like this one.

I speak at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys, primarily in odd-numbered years so I can provide a legislative update on guns and self-defense issues. I'm writing my presentation now and it's remarkable the difference in the number of bills I covered in 2013 (16) compared to the 2015 session (8). Granted, open-carry and campus-carry consumed a tremendous amount of political capital and that's why we never want to have more than two flagship bills. This is especially true when those bills generate huge emotional opposition by people who don't mind lying to achieve their political goals. Political capital is to legislative efforts as water is to a garden. Some plants die because others get the water and bills die because others get the political capital.

Thanks again folks and you need to stay in the fight too!
Chas.

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:05 pm
by RPBrown
Charles L. Cotton wrote: I'm writing my presentation now and it's remarkable the difference in the number of bills I covered in 2013 (16) compared to the 2015 session (8). Granted, open-carry and campus-carry consumed a tremendous amount of political capital and that's why we never want to have more than two flagship bills. This is especially true when those bills generate huge emotional opposition by people who don't mind lying to achieve their political goals. Political capital is to legislative efforts as water is to a garden. Some plants die because others get the water and bills die because others get the political capital.

Thanks again folks and you need to stay in the fight too!
Chas.
Charles, I agree with what you have said here. I heard a news cast Tuesday night that said Texas lawmakers only passed about 1/4 of the bills filed this year when that number is usually closer to 1/2. I wish I could find the story so I could post it. Was rather interesting if you can believe main stream media sources.

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:55 pm
by joe817
RPBrown wrote:Charles, I agree with what you have said here. I heard a news cast Tuesday night that said Texas lawmakers only passed about 1/4 of the bills filed this year when that number is usually closer to 1/2. I wish I could find the story so I could post it. Was rather interesting if you can believe main stream media sources.
Here's some interesting statistics on filed/passed bills this legislative session:

Total House Bills Introduced: 4,207
Total House Bills Passed: 819 = 19.47%

Total Senate Bills Introduced: 2,069
Total Senate Billes Passed: 504 = 24.36%

Of the total House and Senate bills introduced(6,276), 1,323 were passed, or 21.08%

Note: Only bills introduced and passed were included above. When you add in allllllll the resolutions: House/Senate:Concurrent & Joint(both Chambers) the numbers change dramatically:

House & Senate Introduced: 11,355
House & Senate Passed: 5,972
Or: 52.6%

To sum it up, IMHO, alllll the congratulatory and memorial resolutions distort the reality of actual legislative bills passed and introduced. Take statistics with a grain of salt.

Source: Texas Legislature; Legislative Statistics. Report date: 06/03/2015

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/ ... statistics" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:21 pm
by AndyC
I don't often come into the whole Legislative section, but I wanted to add my thanks too :patriot:

Re: The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:36 pm
by TBJK
Thank you for all the due diligence, time that you have not only putting in for the legislation but for the updates.