Texas House Bill 928, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, passed the House Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee 3-1. This bill is on it’s way to the Calendar Committee to be put on a schedule to be voted by the full house. Your action is needed now to help this bill get passed by the Texas House!
The bill would require all agencies of the state – and local governments – to refuse to enforce or assist in the enforcement of a vast majority of federal gun laws, including those already on the books. As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said recently, such widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here)
Surprisingly, an amendment was added in committee that actually made the bill stronger. It now includes a penalty for any local government which refuses to follow the proposed law. This includes a loss of state grant funding and the ability of individual Texans to file a complaint with the Attorney General against the local government violating their rights.
The bill must first go through the Calendars committee before it will be voted on by the State House. The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help to move HB928 forward.
ACTION ITEMS for Texas HB928
1. Contact the Chair of the Committee on Calendars. Politely encourage him to move HB928 forward to the full house.
Rep. Todd Hunter. (512) 463-0672
2. Contact all the rest of the members of the Committee on Calendars. Respectfully urge each of them to vote YES on HB928 to move the bill to the full State House.
Contact information here: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=83R&CmteCode=C050
3. Contact your State representative. Let him or her know that you’d like to see them co-sponsor HB928 and encourage the calendar committee to schedule this bill for a vote of the full House.
Contact information here: http://www.house.state.tx.us/resources/frequently-asked-questions/#who_rep
ADDITIONAL BILL INFORMATION
Texas House Bill 928 requires the state of Texas and all local government to refuse to comply with or enforce a vast majority of federal gun laws, orders, rules and regulations. It applies to those issued or passed in the past, present or future, providing a strong stand in Texas not just against new proposals, but the status quo.
As Judge Andrew Napolitano has said recently, such widespread noncompliance can make a federal law “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here)
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