HB 300, which contains both the dangerous and heavily opposed “local option gas tax and fees” and the heavily supported “Choose Life License Plate” is still being worked on by the Legislature. Because the House and Senate versions of HB 300 were different, a select group of House and Senate members have to work out the differences (see details in previous blog entry below). We requested the tax portion be removed and the Choose Life License Plate be preserved. We have been told that has been done in the House. It is now up to the Senate members who are:
Sen. Glenn Hegar (chair) (R-Katy), 512-463-0118,
Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas), 512-463-0116,
Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen), 512-463-0120,
Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Conroe), 512-463-0103,
Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), 512-463-0114.
They are at the Capitol right now working on this issue, so call them and tell them to take out the local option gas tax and fees. Click here to see talking points on this issue. http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2009-05-28-hb300letter.pdf