Ask for hearing on HB 1217 (Immigration)

March 25

ACTION

Contact House State Affairs Committee Chair Phelan or your Representative on the Committee to ask for hearings on HB1217, which would strengthen communities by supporting local law authorities to best address the needs of their local community.

Suggested text {when calling…}:

My name is {name} and I am a Texan who lives in {town/district} (or, I am a constituent who lives in {town} if you live in HD 21, Phelan’s HD). I am calling to ask Representative ___ to hold a hearing in the State Affairs Committee on HB 1217. This bill would strengthen communities by supporting local law authorities to best address the needs of their local community.

Texas House, State Affairs Committee:
Dade Phelan (Dist 21), Chair, (512) 463-0706/(409) 745-2777
Ana Hernandez (Dist 143, Vice Chair, (512) 463-0614/(713) 675-8596
Joe Deshotel (Dist 41), (512) 463-0662/(409) 982-6266
R. D. “Bobby” Guerra (Dist 41), (512) 463-0578/(956) 292-0407
Sam Harless (Dist 126), (512) 463-0496
Justin Holland (Dist 33), (512) 463-0484
Todd Hunter (Dist 21), (512) 463-0672/(361) 949-4603
Phil King (Dist 61), (512) 463-0738/(512) 463-0738
Tan Parker (Dist 63), (512) 463-0688/(972) 724-8477
Richard Peña Raymond (Dist 42), (512) 463-0558/(956) 753-7722
Eddie Rodriguez (Dist 51), (512) 463-0674/(512) 463-0674
John T. Smithee (Dist 86), (512) 463-0702/(806) 372-3327
Drew Springer (Dist 68), (512) 463-0526/(940) 580-1770

BACKGROUND

Bill details

https://billtrack50.com/BillDetail/1045607
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB1217

Note: Companion bill is HB 1217

Media Coverage

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/14/texas-sanctuary-cities-law-opponents-say-theyre-down-not-/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/texas-sanctuary-sb4-immigration.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/texas-sb4-immigration-enforcement/529194/
https://www.statesman.com/news/20170418/texas-sheriffs-sb4-burdens-law-enforcement-local-taxpayers