Hearings this week

From: Jeremy
Sent on: Monday, March 11, 2013 2:36 PM
In summary, bills getting hearings this week include: open carry, campus
carry, nullification & interposition against federal attempts to gut the
2nd amendment, both extensions and restrictions of the authority of
police to take blood from people, an attempt to extend that to creating
a DNA database as well, Stickland's Hobby Lobby bill, getting rid of
sales tax when buying and selling precious metals, and getting rid of
jail time for people who have 1oz or less of marijuana.

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Hearings scheduled the week of March 11, 2013, for certain bills of
interest.
NOTE: Hearings are sometimes canceled and/or rescheduled. Do not assume
any hearing will be scheduled or rescheduled with significant notice.
This is politics.

Monday, March 11:

Ways & Means, 2:00pm, E2.014
HB 78, Simpson, "Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for
certain coins and precious metals."

Tuesday, March 12:

Criminal Jurisprudence, 10:30am, E2.016
HB 184, Dutton, "Relating to the penalties for possession of one ounce or
less of marihuana or a synthetic cannabinoid."

Wednesday, March 13:

Public Health, 8:00am, E2.012
HB 740, Crownover, "Relating to newborn screening for congenital heart
defects."

Urban Affairs, 10:30am, E2.016
HB 1299, Stickland, "Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun
guns, knives, and personal defense sprays."

State Affairs, 1:00pm, JHR 140
HB 649, Stickland, "Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that
refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements
based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses;
authorizing tax refunds and credits."

Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select, 2:00pm, E2.036
HB 553, Otto, "Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second
Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties."
HB 627, Krause, "Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a
firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation."
HB 872, Laubenberg, "Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a
firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation."
HB 928, Krause, "Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws
regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the
State of Texas."
HB 1049, Laubenberg, "Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws
regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the
State of Texas."
HB 1076, Toth, "Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories and
firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from
federal regulation and providing penalties."
HB 1314, Creighton, "Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a
governmental officer or employee; providing penalties."

Thursday, March 14:

Homeland Security & Public Safety, 8:00am, E2.010
HB 434, Riddle, "Relating to the persons authorized to take a blood
specimen from a vehicle operator to test for alcohol concentration or other
intoxicating substances."
HB 435, Turner, "Relating to the authority of a peace officer to take a
blood specimen from the operator of a motor vehicle or watercraft to test
for alcohol concentration or the presence of other intoxicating
substances."
HB 1658, King, "Relating to requiring the arrest and collection of a breath
or blood specimen of persons operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while
intoxicated under certain circumstances."
HB 1038, Eiland, "Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA
database system."
HB 972, Fletcher, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the
campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of
higher education."
HB 1313, Creighton, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on
certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of
higher education."
HB 1078, Kleinschmidt, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on
certain premises of or locations associated with institutions of higher
education."
HB 706, Capriglione, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on
certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of
higher education."
HB 1009, Villalba, "Relating to the creation of a new category of law
enforcement officer who shall be designated a school marshal, the training
and appointment of certain employees of a school district or
open-enrollment charter school as school marshals, and the rights,
restrictions, limitations, and responsibilities of school marshals;
authorizing the imposition of a fee."
HB 1298, Stickland, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by
certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or
private school or educational institution."
HB 1896, King, "Relating to firearm training and the authority of certain
employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to carry
or possess a handgun on certain school premises; authorizing a fee."
HB 700, Lavender, "Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to
carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties."
HB 1194, Paddie, "Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to
carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties."



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