Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Conservative Reps assess the 84th #TXLEGE


"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Proverbs 29:2

Five conservative Reps recapped the session at the NE Tarrant Tea Party last week:



Highlights:
  • Klick - Worked on advance directives bill.
  • Krause - Floor amendment on judicial bypass.
    • Decriminalization commission.
  • Tinderholt - Human trafficking amendment on Border Security bill.
    • Killed texting while driving ban!!!
    • Senate pushed some of his stuff through.
  • Rinaldi - Better than previous sessions, but that's not saying much.
    • Conservative Senate and Lite Gov was key.
    • Modest progress on border.
    • Good budget.
    • No raid on RDF.
    • Modest progress on taxes.
    • Decent progress on pro-life.
    • Passed watered down campus carry bill.
    • Stripped authority from Travis Cty. DA.
    • Killed a lot of terrible legislation.
  • Stickland - Knocked 48 bills off local and consent.
    • "I never thought I would vote for a budget."
    • HB 13 -- Joe Pickett killed his own bill to preserve Red-light cameras.
    • "We didn't address illegal immigration at all."
    • Byron Cook killed pro-life bill, hijacked ethics bill.
    • Am. Laws for Am. Courts: "Should have been a slam dunk."
    • Constitutional carry never got a hearing.
    • "Every single inch we got we fought for tooth and nail."
    • House leadership micromanaged process to run out of time.

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