TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by mikeintexas » Thu May 21, 2009 8:42 pm

Coogan wrote:I know the NRA/TSRA has not asked us to, but I am halfway tempted to call Gov. Perry´s office tomorrow morning about this situation. I know he has no control over the legislature, but with his re-election campaign gearing up for the Republican ticket, he may be willing to make some public statements or exert some influence about this mess that could make him look really good with Texas gunowners. I know he wasn´t afraid to make some interesting comments during the Tea Parties.

I would start the call with something like this... ¨Hello, I´m calling Gov. Perry today because Texas gunowners are frustrated with some of the Republican leadership in the House. I know the Governor has no power over the legislature, and I´m not blaming him for anything, but I just want to let him know what´s going on and how I feel about it........¨

I know I´m grasping at straws, but do you guys see any harm in calling his office?
Governor Perry is following me on Twitter. I posted a message on there for him regarding 730 and 1164. Can't hurt!

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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by mikeintexas » Thu May 21, 2009 8:47 pm

Just got this message from the Texas Legislature Online.

SB 730
Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.
5/23/2009 H Placed on General State Calendar


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by mikeintexas » Thu May 21, 2009 8:56 pm

[quote="Charles L. Cotton"]We need everyone to call Rep. Brian McCall, Chairman of the House Calendars Committee and politely but strongly tell him that you want both SB730 (employer parking lots) and SB1164 (campus carry) set on the House MAJOR Calendar, not the General Calendar.

Tell him you are aware that:
1. SB730 - parking lots has been in the calendars committee for two weeks and a day;
2. You have watched other bills going into Calendars then being set to the Floor within 2 to 3 days;
3. That the Calendars Committee pulled the same stunt with the employer's parking lot bill last session;
4. That you know putting a bill on the House General Calendar is a move designed to kill the bill.

But according to Charles' first post on this subject, the General Calendar isn't the Major Calendar.

Is this bad news? That's the way I read this.


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by jamullinstx » Thu May 21, 2009 9:08 pm

Faxes sent to Chairman McCall and Speaker Strauss this evening.


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by TrueFlog » Thu May 21, 2009 9:11 pm

mikeintexas wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:We need everyone to call Rep. Brian McCall, Chairman of the House Calendars Committee and politely but strongly tell him that you want both SB730 (employer parking lots) and SB1164 (campus carry) set on the House MAJOR Calendar, not the General Calendar.

Tell him you are aware that:
1. SB730 - parking lots has been in the calendars committee for two weeks and a day;
2. You have watched other bills going into Calendars then being set to the Floor within 2 to 3 days;
3. That the Calendars Committee pulled the same stunt with the employer's parking lot bill last session;
4. That you know putting a bill on the House General Calendar is a move designed to kill the bill.
But according to Charles' first post on this subject, the General Calendar isn't the Major Calendar.

Is this bad news? That's the way I read this.
If it has indeed been placed on the General Calendar, then it's in bad shape. Items on the General Calendar are unlikely to be heard in time for a vote and may well die on the floor. That's what happened to the Parking Lot bill last session. We still need to keep fighting for SB1164.


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by Coogan » Thu May 21, 2009 10:37 pm

mikeintexas wrote:Just got this message from the Texas Legislature Online.

SB 730
Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer.
5/23/2009 H Placed on General State Calendar
I just looked at the House Supplemental Calendar, and the list is HUGE! At the rate the House seems to crawl each day, I seriously doubt they will have enough time to vote on the bill.

I feel like calling Rep. McCall´s office and telling him thanks for nothing...

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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by TexasComputerDude » Fri May 22, 2009 12:33 am

I'm getting ready to kiss the entire republican party goodbye. If they want my support (and money) then they had better step up.
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Post by Liberty » Fri May 22, 2009 5:41 am

TexasComputerDude wrote:I'm getting ready to kiss the entire republican party goodbye. If they want my support (and money) then they had better step up.
The Libertarians should be completely unwavering in these issues.
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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by Plato » Fri May 22, 2009 6:12 am

TexasComputerDude wrote:I'm getting ready to kiss the entire republican party goodbye. If they want my support (and money) then they had better step up.
Amen.

I'm calling today in a last ditch effort to help em see the light -but the Republicans who are allowing these procedural tricks to thwart the will of the people are seriously harming their party's future in Texas.


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by Pete92FS » Fri May 22, 2009 6:59 am

This bill passed through the Senate and was passed unanamously. Why doesn't someone in the Senate put pressure on the Calenders committee to get their bill on the House floor? Or is this some plot by the Senate to make themselves look like the "good" guys knowing all along it's not going anywhere once it reaches the House?
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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by MBGuy » Fri May 22, 2009 7:48 am

In addition to faxes to McCall and Strauss, I wrote to Rep. Kolkhorst as she's on the calendar committee.

Should we also be contacting Lucio since he's Vice-chair?
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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by Douva » Fri May 22, 2009 8:01 am

MBGuy wrote:In addition to faxes to McCall and Strauss, I wrote to Rep. Kolkhorst as she's on the calendar committee.

Should we also be contacting Lucio since he's Vice-chair?
Yes, contacting Rep. Lucio is a good idea, but keep in mind that he was an author of HB 1893. Calls and Faxes to him should be along the lines of "Thank you for supporting this bill. Is there anything you can do to help push it through the Calendars Committee and get it placed on the House MAJOR calendar?"


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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by MBGuy » Fri May 22, 2009 8:15 am

Good deal then, I wasn't aware of that.
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Re: TWO URGENT ACTION ITEMS: Parking lots & Campus-Carry

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Post by CWOOD » Fri May 22, 2009 8:37 am

In calling/faxing/visiting members of Calendars Committee regarding SB730 (parking lot storage) and SB1164 (campus carry) please keep in mind some of the members of this committee authored/coauthored the house companion bills .

SB730
Companion HB1301 was authored/coauthored by the following members of Calendars Committee:
Vice-Chair: Lucio III
Members:Cook
Kuempel (still in hospital from heart attack)
McReynolds

SB1164

THIS BILL IS STILL IN HOUSE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE. FOR A LIST OF MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE CLICK HERE:

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Committees ... eCode=C420" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Chair Merritt (supported HB1893)
Vice-chair: Frost (supported HB1893)
Members: Burnham
Driver (wrote HB1893)
King,Phil (supported HB1893)
Lewis
Mallory-Caraway
Rodriguez,Eddie (my rep and very anti)
Vo

If it gets out of Public Safety Committee, then it will go to Calendars Committee.

Companion HB1893 was authored/coauthored by the following members of Calendars Committee:
Vice-Chair: Lucio III
Members: Cook
Geren
Keffer
Kolkhorst
Kuempel (in hospital)
McReynolds

Please acknowledge their support when asking for action on getting these two bills to MAJOR calendar.
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