League of Independent Voters of Texas

Dear #FIRST_NAME#Friends#: (having trouble viewing this, or wish to comment, click here.)

Of all the things I've seen in legislative sessions, this has to be one of the cake-takers. House Bill 2595 attempts to deny the rights of citizens to petition their local government, IF the petition has the effect of restricting any person's use of "private property" for "economic gain". Who gets to determine what is a prohibited "restriction" on this private property right? In future petitions, it will be the very body you are petitioning -- your city council!

We need your help to kill this bill. Please join our conference call tomorrow at 9 am. We'll also discuss passing an important water bill -- HB 3163 -- up for hearing this coming Wednesday.

Reply for conference call details or give us a call.

Independently yours,

League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell

P.S. If you click on the picture above, you might catch the debate on HB 40 today in the House. It is an attack on local control by the oil and gas industry, but not likely stopped.