Written by Alice Tripp Wednesday, 26 June 2013 19:29
The first Special Session ended at midnight in chaos and failure. A conservative-issue bill which should have been a done-deal for Republicans cratered in the last minutes amid screaming chants from the gallery, egged-on by media allowed on the senate floor. Amid the noise and confusion, all bills on the call failed..
Governor Perry immediately called a second Special Session and again priority gun bills were NOT included.
Special Session # 2 began on July 1 and ends August 5th
Will There Be A #3?
An issue backed by Texas colleges and universities is HB 5 which would authorize tuition revenue bonds. As of today, July 16th, HB 5 filed by Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas) and chairman of House Committee on Higher Ed has moved from his committee and into Calendars, the next step toward the House floor. If HB 5 is allowed to proceed (not officially on the call) and if the stars line up, HB 5 might be a vehicle for Campus Carry. We just do not give up if there's a hint of a chance.
During the NRA convention this year in Houston, Republican Leadership referred to CHL on Campus as a “must pass issue”.
After three Legislative sessions, CHL on Campus has passed in both chambers, passed in House and Senate committees six times, and has been reviewed during an interim study. Concealed Carry on Campus must be considered “fully vetted” and worthy of being added to the call and to Texas law.
Written by Emily Dietman Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:16
2013 Legislative Session Recap - Pro-Gun Bills Pass. Go to www.tsrapac.com for the latest information on the Texas regular session. Updates will be added if gun legislation is added to the "call" by Governor Perry