Check out HB38 filed today

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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby styxx » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:08 am

Does anyone have any positive evidence that the Special Session Call will be extended to include handgun issues ? If so, does anyone have any insight on the chances of something like HB3218 being added to the list ?
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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby Bladed » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:32 am

styxx wrote:Does anyone have any positive evidence that the Special Session Call will be extended to include handgun issues ? If so, does anyone have any insight on the chances of something like HB3218 being added to the list ?
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If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down.

As for the odds of HB 3218 being addressed during the special session, I put those at higher than 0% but lower than 1%.


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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby CJD » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Bladed wrote:
styxx wrote:If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down.


What makes you think this? Are there some sort of deadlines?


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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby Bladed » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:21 am

CJD wrote:
Bladed wrote:
styxx wrote:If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down.


What makes you think this? Are there some sort of deadlines?


I'm basing that analysis on two factors:

1. The session ends two weeks from Wednesday.
2. Controversial political announcements are typically made on Friday afternoons so as to minimize bad publicity.

The odds of passing a controversial gun bill in less than two weeks, even during a special session, are pretty slim, and announcing a controversial addition to the special session call during the first half of the week is pretty much guaranteed to meet with a maximum of negative press.


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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby CJD » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:52 am

Bladed wrote:
CJD wrote:
Bladed wrote:
styxx wrote:If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down.


What makes you think this? Are there some sort of deadlines?


I'm basing that analysis on two factors:

1. The session ends two weeks from Wednesday.
2. Controversial political announcements are typically made on Friday afternoons so as to minimize bad publicity.

The odds of passing a controversial gun bill in less than two weeks, even during a special session, are pretty slim, and announcing a controversial addition to the special session call during the first half of the week is pretty much guaranteed to meet with a maximum of negative press.

Isn't it also possible he plans to call a gun-specific session?


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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby Bladed » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:50 pm

CJD wrote:
Bladed wrote:
CJD wrote:
Bladed wrote:
styxx wrote:If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down.


What makes you think this? Are there some sort of deadlines?


I'm basing that analysis on two factors:

1. The session ends two weeks from Wednesday.
2. Controversial political announcements are typically made on Friday afternoons so as to minimize bad publicity.

The odds of passing a controversial gun bill in less than two weeks, even during a special session, are pretty slim, and announcing a controversial addition to the special session call during the first half of the week is pretty much guaranteed to meet with a maximum of negative press.

Isn't it also possible he plans to call a gun-specific session?


No.


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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby TrueFlog » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Sure it is. He can call as many special sessions as he wants.
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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby Bladed » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:51 pm

TrueFlog wrote:Sure it is. He can cann as many special sessions as he wants.


Yes, and it's possible he could call a special session--at a cost to taxpayers of approximately $36,000/day--to reopen the debate over which dinosaur should be the official "State Dinosaur of Texas," but he's not going to do that either.

Special sessions cost a lot of money. Holding a special session JUST for gun issues would not only be unprecedented; it would be political suicide. Doing so would piss off both diehard fiscal conservatives and anyone who isn't a diehard supporter of gun rights. Perry would end his political career as a laughing stock throughout the rest of the country and as a pariah here in Texas.

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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby styxx » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:49 am

Just for the record, many of the above posts have content that says "styxx wrote: If it doesn't happen before bedtime today, the odds of Perry adding to the call go way down." I did not write that. bladed did. :???:
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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby tbrown » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:09 pm

It's time to retire a bunch of senators unless they repent and perform a meaningful act of contrition, like pass for Texans what they tried to pass for themselves. I hope Perry gives them the chance, but the original "failure to do right" is theirs to own either way.
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Re: Check out HB38 filed today

Postby TrueFlog » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:35 am

Bladed wrote:
TrueFlog wrote:Sure it is. He can cann as many special sessions as he wants.


Yes, and it's possible he could call a special session--at a cost to taxpayers of approximately $36,000/day--to reopen the debate over which dinosaur should be the official "State Dinosaur of Texas," but he's not going to do that either.

Special sessions cost a lot of money. Holding a special session JUST for gun issues would not only be unprecedented; it would be political suicide. Doing so would piss off both diehard fiscal conservatives and anyone who isn't a diehard supporter of gun rights. Perry would end his political career as a laughing stock throughout the rest of the country and as a pariah here in Texas.

Just for the record, I'll be voting for the Raptor as the state dinosaur. :)


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