Tuesday, May 17, 2011
SB 723 Update 10-Another Day Closer To Dying
SB 723 was 'not again placed on the intent calendar'.
That means it is on the regular order of business calendar. While that means Sen Williams (R-The Woodlands) doesn't need to have a Democratic senator help him bring it to the floor for a vote, being on the general calendar means it comes up in the order the bill cleared its senate committee.
In case you're wondering, SB 723 was 45th in line on the RO calendar and the clock is ticking toward the midnight May 20 deadline for all Senate bills to be passed and on their way to the Texas House.
Is there a possibility that Sen. Williams could put it back on the 'intent calendar'? That depend on how much political capital he has left to do so. You are only allowed a certain amount of attempts per senator to place a bill on the intent calendar, and every time he tries and fails to do so, that's burning up capital for other bill of his he may be concerned about.
So keep those calls and faxes coming. We're closing in on accomplishing something the rest of the country and probably our opponents don't think we trans Texans can do, stop an anti trans bill in a Republican dominated legislature.
Here's the full Senate contact list Here's the one for the twelve Senate Democrats to urge them to hang together and oppose SB 723.
These are the seven Democratic senators rumored to be waffling on the bill. Be nice when you call or fax them and implore them to stick together and kill SB 723.
Mario Gallegos (512) 463-0106
Kirk Watson (512) 463-0114
John Whitmire (512) 463-0115
Carlos I. Uresti (512) 463-0119
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (512) 463-0120
Judith Zaffirini (512) 463-0121
Eduardo A. (Eddie) Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127
Thank these Texas Democratic senators for standing up for what's fair and just for their trans constituents.
Rodney G. Ellis (512) 463-0113
Wendy Davis (512) 463-0110
Royce West (512) 463-0123
Leticia R. Van de Putte (512) 463-0126
José R. Rodríguez (512) 463-0129
Five days to go..