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.
For conference call etails, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 512-213-4511.