ALERT: HB 540 Nanny Bill up for hearing March 11
The HB 540 Nanny Bill makes cities ask permission of the state.
The HB 540 Nanny Bill requires home rule cities to ask for the Attorney General’s permission before passing a municipal ordinance. This bill was filed by Rep. Phil King in retaliation of the Denton vote to ban fracking.
- Public securities for parks, street improvements and other infrastructure.
- Public securities for safety such as Police and Fire Departments.
- Sale of alcohol.
- Indoor smoking bans.
- Tree ordinances to protect trees.
- Plastic bag ordinances.
- Bans on texting while driving.
- Limits on location of sexually oriented businesses.
- Limits on panhandling.
This bill is not just about fracking as many of our lawmakers mistakenly believe. This is a broad government overreach!
The most effective thing you can do is show up in Austin to speak against this bill at the hearing Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
COMMITTEE: State Affairs
TIME & DATE: 10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess
PLACE: JHR 140
CHAIR: Rep. Byron Cook
Make phone calls to all committee members and sponsors of HB 540. Tell them local control is a Texan value and this bill should die in committee.
HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
Chair: Rep. Byron Cook (Dist. 8-Corsicana) 512.463.0730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Rep. Helen Giddings (Dist. 109-Dallas) 512.463.0953 email@example.com.
Rep. Tom Craddick (Dist. 82- Midland) 512.463.0500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Marsha Farney (Dist. 20-Georgetown) 512.463.0309 email@example.com.
Rep. Jessica Farrar (Dist. 148-Houston) 512.463.0620 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Charlie Geren (Dist. 99-Ft. Worth) 512.463.0610 email@example.com.
Rep. Patricia Harless (Dist. 126-Spring) 512.463.0496 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Dan Huberty (Dist. 127-Houston) 512.463.0520 email@example.com
Rep. John Kuempel (Dist.44-Seguin) 512.463.0602 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. JosÃ MenÃndez (Dist. 26-San Antonio) 512.463.0634 email@example.com.
Rep. RenÃ Oliveira (Dist. 37- Brownsville 512.463.0640 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. John T. Smithee (Dist. 86-Amarillo) 512.463.0702 email@example.com
Rep. Sylvester Turner (Dist. 139-Houston) 512.463.0554 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Phil King (Dist. 61-Parker & Wise) 512.463.0738 email@example.com
Rep. Ryan Guillen (Dist. 31) 512.463.0416 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Tony Dale (Dist. 136) 512.463.0696 email@example.com
Rep. Tracy O. King (Dist. 80) 512.463.0194 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Jason Issac (Dist 45) 512.463.0647 email@example.com
Send an email. While this is less effective than showing up or calling, it’s better than doing nothing. See email addresses above.