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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby TrueFlog » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:24 pm

RPBrown wrote:As of today:
Committee report favorably
Report printed and distributed

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby RHenriksen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:25 pm

I'll quit carrying a gun when they make murder and armed robbery illegal

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby srothstein » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:27 pm

Here is the status of SB 321:
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... Bill=SB321
Reported favorably out of committee AS SUBSTITUTED. I don't have too much heartburn with the substituted version, but it does allow school districts to still ban guns. You might want to read the new text to be sure of what you think of the bill now.

EDIT: RHenricksen was a little quicker than me, but I did explain more. :lol:


HB 681 is left in committee right now. Status is at:
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... Bill=HB681
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby RHenriksen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:34 pm

Oh, man. I feel so bad for the school employees :-(

Any chance that change will be/could be ripped out on the Senate floor?
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby 74novaman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:39 pm

Thats too bad (and very dumb) about exempting schools. That being said, most schools have street parking very close, so maybe that negates some of the sting....seems like they're more likely to have an easier time parking "off property" than most businesses along an interstate as they try to place schools in residential areas.
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby terryg » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:29 pm

srothstein wrote:Here is the status of SB 321:
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... Bill=SB321
Reported favorably out of committee AS SUBSTITUTED. I don't have too much heartburn with the substituted version, but it does allow school districts to still ban guns. You might want to read the new text to be sure of what you think of the bill now.


Steve, it looks to me like the school exemptions existed in the introduced version as well. In fact, the only change I could find is that they removed the following from the oil field portion:

executed before September 1, 2011
... this space intentionally left blank ...

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby flintknapper » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:28 am

RHenriksen wrote:Oh, man. I feel so bad for the school employees :-(

Any chance that change will be/could be ripped out on the Senate floor?


Don't forget the employees of Oil and Gas Companies too.

As for the second question: Nope. (well theres always a chance......but). :cryin
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby boomstick » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:26 pm

Should we be worried that The House Bill in not out of committee yet?

Since the Senate Bill has been voted out of comittee and could be voted on the Senate floor, does this force the House to deal with their bill? Help me to understand the process...
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby Keith B » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:36 pm

boomstick wrote:Should we be worried that The House Bill in not out of committee yet?

Since the Senate Bill has been voted out of committee and could be voted on the Senate floor, does this force the House to deal with their bill? Help me to understand the process...


You just need to continue the contact campaign with the House Business and Industry Committee members urging them to vote this bill favorably out of committee ASAP.

Additionally, as the bills move forward, I would look for more requests from TSRA and from Charles to contact additional folks, but until that happens, I would concentrate on the House Committee now. :thumbs2:
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby goose » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:44 pm

flintknapper wrote:
RHenriksen wrote:Oh, man. I feel so bad for the school employees :-(

Any chance that change will be/could be ripped out on the Senate floor?


Don't forget the employees of Oil and Gas Companies too.

As for the second question: Nope. (well theres always a chance......but). :cryin


Admittedly I don’t read legalese. Are oil and gas companies still going to be allowed to ban CHL from the parking lot? It looked like some leases were grand fathered in. I didn’t see that it addressed office/HQ areas.

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:22 pm

goose wrote:
flintknapper wrote:
RHenriksen wrote:Oh, man. I feel so bad for the school employees :-(

Any chance that change will be/could be ripped out on the Senate floor?


Don't forget the employees of Oil and Gas Companies too.

As for the second question: Nope. (well theres always a chance......but). :cryin


Admittedly I don’t read legalese. Are oil and gas companies still going to be allowed to ban CHL from the parking lot? It looked like some leases were grand fathered in. I didn’t see that it addressed office/HQ areas.

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Some oil & gas company facilities will be able to ban ban firearms in the cars of non-CHL holders, but not CHLs.

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby goose » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:30 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Some oil & gas company facilities will be able to ban ban firearms in the cars of non-CHL holders, but not CHLs.
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The definition of mixed emotions. Getting these gains for at least CHL is obviously a good thing. I guess the goal is to be happy for the gains of today and work for more in the future.

Thank you for the quick response.
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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby flintknapper » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:18 am

goose wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:Some oil & gas company facilities will be able to ban ban firearms in the cars of non-CHL holders, but not CHLs.
Chas.


The definition of mixed emotions. Getting these gains for at least CHL is obviously a good thing. I guess the goal is to be happy for the gains of today and work for more in the future.

Thank you for the quick response.



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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby Bullwhip » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:56 am

74novaman wrote:Thats too bad (and very dumb) about exempting schools. That being said, most schools have street parking very close, so maybe that negates some of the sting....seems like they're more likely to have an easier time parking "off property" than most businesses along an interstate as they try to place schools in residential areas.

Dunno, most schools around here get build on big chunks of land way away from town, kids can't even walk or ride bikes to school. No place to park and walk at all. Local junior college parking is on campus only, like most they crowded out the neighborhood, no place to park on the street at all. Closest A&M branch built outside of town, nowhere to park off campus for miles except suburban neighborhoods.

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Re: Action Needed: Employer parking lots

Postby boomstick » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:45 am

I just called each member of the B&I committee for my weekly request to move this out of committee as soon as possible without ammendments. It would be a shame to see it stall at this point and get buried under budget and re-districting.

I encourage everyone to call or fax again this week. It really only takes a few minutes to keep the pressure up!!! Let the committee know that this is important to you. I am sure that big business is letting them know how much they oppose this.
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