With a potential vote slated for tomorrow, we have a small window of time to reach out to the Senate Business & Commerce Committee, and it's chair- Senator Carona. Let your voice be heard!
Please call into the Committee office 512-463-0365 or Chairman Carona’s office 512-463-0116 with the following ask:
Back in the fall of 2011 I remember sitting at a picnic table at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX and hashing out the broad strokes of an organization that would eventually become Open The Taps.
These few years later I’ve learned two things about the political process in in the Great State of Texas:
1. Discussion and debate in Austin is filled with nuance and grey area – much more than I ever imagined, and issues I thought were purely black or white are more complex in almost all cases
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce held a hearing, the first step in the lawmaking process (see our previous post here for an overview on the steps), and one of our board members, Leslie, was able to attend and testify in favor of SB 515-518.
Below are the written comments submitted by Tony Essalih in today's Senate Business and Commerce Committee hearings for SB 515-18
** Note, original post indicated these were a written version of verbal comments. These were actually submitted into the record in writing only - Tony did not speak during the hearing itself . The post title and introduction have been updated to clarify this **