2013 Knife Rights Bills

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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby TxLobo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:08 pm

Any updates on this?
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby TScottTX » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:52 am

TxLobo wrote:Any updates on this?


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Date Chamber Action
2013-04-19 House Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2013-04-16 House Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
2013-04-16 House Considered in public hearing
2013-04-09 House Left pending in committee
2013-04-09 House Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
2013-04-09 House Considered in public hearing
2013-04-09 House Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
2013-03-04 House Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
2013-03-04 House Read first time
2013-02-26 House Filed
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby TREKFAN » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:55 am

Asked an SAPD officer today and as someone stated earlier he said its mainly there for the street gangs of kids. Pretty much flat out told me with a big grin that all folders that lock are illegal and a pocket folder that locks would be ok. He said that its there to use if need be but never is.
Application, Fingerprints & CHL class done by 1-12-13
All documents mailed USPS 1-16-13
All Documents Received, background check under review 2-1-13
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:42 am

Laws more likely to be whipped out if innocently carrying a knife "while brown, while black, while young, etc"
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TEXAS ALERT: Preemption Bill joins Switchblade Ban Repeal in

Postby kf5nd » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:15 pm

TEXAS ALERT: Preemption Bill joins Switchblade Ban Repeal in Calendars Committee. CALL & WRITE TODAY to get Full House Vote: http://bit.ly/108rVfD
Sincerely,
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Please take two minutes to send a free online fax to Texas Representative Todd Hunter, Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Calendars, asking him to schedule House Bills 1299 and 1862 for a floor vote. Remember, HB 1299 would prohibit municipalities from regulating knives, electric stun guns, or personal defense sprays, in the same way municipalities are currently prohibited from regulating firearms. HB 1862 would decriminalize the possession/carrying of an automatic, or switchblade, knife.

Send the fax from this page (it's free): http://www.FaxZero.com/
Send it to this fax number: 512-463-2101
Address it to: Representative Todd Hunter
What to say: Tell Representative Hunter (in as few or as many words as you like) that you would like the Calendars Committee to place HB 1299 and HB 1862 on the House calendar as soon as possible.
What to include: Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and email address.

If you also want to send a (separate) fax to Representative Eddie Lucio III, Vice Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Calendars, his fax number is 512-463-0660.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Thu May 02, 2013 10:40 pm

HB 1862, the switchblade bill, has been placed on the House calendar for this coming Monday. Please do the following:

1. Call or write your State Representative, and encourage him/her to support HB 1862.
2. Call or write the members of the Calendars Committee (particularly the chair and vice-chair), thank them for scheduling HB 1862 for a floor vote, and urge them to schedule HB 1299 for a vote ASAP.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Sat May 04, 2013 2:04 am

For all intents and purposes, this weekend is the last chance for the Texas House Committee on Calendars to schedule HB 1299 for a vote. Please take ONE MINUTE to send a single email to the entire committee, urging them to place the bill on the House calendar as soon as possible. Be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number, or they won't record your opinion. Here is the email list for the committee:

todd.hunter@house.state.tx.us
eddie.lucio_iii@house.state.tx.us
roberto.alonzo@house.state.tx.us
carol.alvarado@house.state.tx.us
dan.branch@house.state.tx.us
angie.button@house.state.tx.us
byron.cook@house.state.tx.us
myra.crownover@house.state.tx.us
sarah.davis@house.state.tx.us
craig.eiland@house.state.tx.us
john.frullo@house.state.tx.us
charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us
helen.giddings@house.state.tx.us
john.kuempel@house.state.tx.us
doug.miller@house.state.tx.us


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Sun May 05, 2013 6:00 pm

The Calendars Committee meets in one hour. If they don't schedule HB 1299 tonight or tomorrow, it won't get a floor vote before time runs out.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Mon May 06, 2013 3:06 pm

Bladed wrote:The Calendars Committee meets in one hour. If they don't schedule HB 1299 tonight or tomorrow, it won't get a floor vote before time runs out.


There is still time to call/fax/email!


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Tue May 07, 2013 10:13 pm

HB 1299 has been scheduled as the absolute last bill on the House calendar. That's how the Calendars Committee keeps their hands clean while deliberately killing a bill.

In the history of the Texas House, they've probably never once gotten to the last bill on the calendar before time ran out.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Fri May 10, 2013 7:51 pm

Here's an alert from KnifeRights

http://bit.ly/108rVfD

HB 1862 is in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

HB 1299, the important knife law pre-emption bill, may be dead for 2013.
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Mon May 13, 2013 10:02 pm

HB 1862 only has until this coming Saturday (May 18) to get voted out of committee in the Senate! If it hasn't been voted out by then, it dies.

If you want to see this bill pass, this is what you need to do:

STEP 1 - Contact Rep. Dutton, the bill's author, and ask him to request a Senate committee hearing for HB 1862 (be friendly--he's on our side). A phone call or fax is preferable to an email. If you call, simply voice your request to the intern/aide who answers. If you email or fax, be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number.

Rep. Harold Dutton (D) - 512-463-0510v / 512-463-8333f / harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us

STEP 2 - Contact the Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, and ask them to schedule HB 1862 for a committee hearing as soon as possible (be nice--we need their support). A phone call or fax is preferable to an email. If you call, simply voice your request to the intern/aide who answers. If you email or fax, be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number.

Chairman John Whitmire (D) - 512-463-0115v / 512-475-3737f / john.whitmire@senate.state.tx.us

Vice Chairwoman Joan Huffman (R) - 512-463-0117v / 512-463-0639f / joan.huffman@senate.state.tx.us

Remember, you can send five free faxes per day from http://faxzero.com.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Bladed » Wed May 15, 2013 1:22 pm

Great work, everybody! HB 1862 is scheduled for a Senate committee hearing at 1:30 PM (or upon adjournment of the Senate) tomorrow.

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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby TheCytochromeC » Wed May 15, 2013 1:33 pm

Bladed wrote:Great work, everybody! HB 1862 is scheduled for a Senate committee hearing at 1:30 PM (or upon adjournment of the Senate) tomorrow.


Sweet!


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