HB3218 set for hearing April 18th!

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HB3218 set for hearing April 18th!

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Thanks for answering the call to action folks! HB3218 is set for public hearing on April 18th.

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Post by baldeagle » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Charles, for those who are getting tired of the process, can you say that our calls and emails made a difference?
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Post by Lumberjack98 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:46 pm

Yes!
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Post by ALCSTUDIOS » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Awesome news Chas
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Post by TREKFAN » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:53 pm

Ill be there, will anyone else be? Can I carry there during session though?
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:04 pm

baldeagle wrote:Charles, for those who are getting tired of the process, can you say that our calls and emails made a difference?
It absolutely does make a difference. I'm convinced that, without a push from citizens, this bill would not have received a hearing.

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Post by RHenriksen » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:14 pm

Outstanding!!
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Post by clarionite » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:15 pm

For those of us who are novices at following the Texas Legislature, what comes after the hearing?
Does it go up for a vote? Or does it have to go through Calendars to be put up for a vote?

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Post by Wes » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:24 pm

And I will add that when I spoke with Springers assistant he was very happy to hear the support so it is definately nice to see this moving forward for him
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Post by CJD » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:44 pm

clarionite wrote:For those of us who are novices at following the Texas Legislature, what comes after the hearing?
Does it go up for a vote? Or does it have to go through Calendars to be put up for a vote?
It "can"go up for vote afterward, but this is where the other pro-gun bills that are stuck in committee are- waiting for a vote that may never come. Then after the committee vote, if it's favorable, it goes to calendars, where it may or may not be brought to the house floor to be voted on.

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Post by thatguy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:15 am

Does it help if we actually go to the hearing and what time is it?
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Post by Jumping Frog » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:15 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Thanks for answering the call to action folks! HB3218 is set for public hearing on April 18th.

Chas.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:39 am

clarionite wrote:For those of us who are novices at following the Texas Legislature, what comes after the hearing?
Does it go up for a vote? Or does it have to go through Calendars to be put up for a vote?
In past years, most bills were voted on as soon as the public testimony ended, unless there was some reason to delay the vote. This usually involved bills that needed to be amended.

For the last two sessions at least, the standard practice in the House is for committees to leave bills pending on the day of the hearing and vote on them the next week. If a bill isn't voted within two weeks of the hearing, the bill has a problem.

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