Update: SB 330 was sent to the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it had a hearing, was voted out of committee, was scheduled for a Senate floor vote and also passed the Senate.
HB 950 was sent to the House Agriculture Committee and had a hearing. It is now stuck in the House Agriculture Committee.
Call or email your State Representative to urge him or her to support HB 950 and SB 330 and help move the bill forward! A phone call has the greatest impact, just remember to keep the conversation polite and to-the-point.
You can find out who your representative is by going to www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us or calling the Texas Capitol Switchboard at 512-463-4630.
If you call after hours, you can leave a message:
“Hi, my name is ____, and I am a constituent. I am calling to urge Representative ______ to co-author HB 950/SB 330, the Tax Relief for Young and Veteran Farmers Bill, and to help the bill move forward as quickly as possible.”
If you prefer email, your Representative’s email address is FirstName.LastName@house.texas.gov
Take Action #2: Is your Representative a member of the House Agriculture Committee?
We need the House Agriculture Committee to vote to approve the bill. If you live in any of the Committee members’ districts, it is vital that you call them now – and encourage everyone you know in the district to call as well! These 7 people hold the fate of the bill in their hands.
If you are not a constituent, please focus on contacting your own Representative and urging him or her to co-author, in the first action item. The Committee members will be most influenced by their own constituents.
Chairman Tracy King: Dimmit, Frio, Uvalde, Webb (part), Zapata, Zavala Counties. Email: King@house.texas.gov. Phone: 512-463-0194
Charles “Doc” Anderson: McLennan County (part). Email: Anderson@house.texas.gov. Phone: 512-463-0135
Dustin Burrows: Borden, Gaines, Lubbock (part), Lynn, Mitchell, Scurry, Terry Counties. Email: Burrows@house.texas.gov. Phone: 512-463-0542
John Cyrier: Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes, Lee Counties. Email: Cyrier@house.texas.gov. Phone: 512-463-0682
Matt Rinaldi: Dallas County (part). Email: Rinaldi@house.texas.gov
Lynn Stucky: Denton County (part). Email: Stucky@house.texas.gov. Phone: 512-463-0582
If you live in Rep. Mary Gonzalez’ district (part of El Paso County), tell her thank you for joint authoring the bill! Email: Mary.Gonzalez@house.texas.gov
If you’re not sure who represents you, go to www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us