Tuesday, June 14, 2011

All Eyes on Texas Senate


06/14/2011

Yesterday afternoon the smoke-free workplace proposal was sent to the Senate Health and Human Services committee which now must take fast action to beat the clock of the current “Special Session”. After swiftly being passed by a House committee all eyes are now on the Senate to pass this lifesaving bill.

Please click here to support Smoke-Free Texas today!

The good news is that we have a hearing scheduled….the unfortunate news is that it has been scheduled for next Monday, June 20, which will put the bill in serious jeopardy due to time considerations.

The Special Session cannot last longer than 30 days but can be (and often is) cut shorter than that by the Governor. Time is of the essence as the clock is ticking on the Special Session meaning fast action is critical.

We are trying to secure the support of every legislator and key state leaders like the Governor and Lt. Governor who can help push this issue forward.

Help us keep the pressure on by taking action on the link above and sharing this short link with friends and on twitter: http://bit.ly/iHYqGL.

Thanks for your continued help!

Brian Bowser
Grassroots Coordinator

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