May 07, 2007
HB13 passes the House

Grits and Vince have the details. I predict it'll have a much easier time in the Senate - it'll need to have a much easier time, or there'll be no time to pass it. Even a joint committee might run up against the clock. Not that this would be a bad thing, mind you.

UPDATE: Early coverage of the House action.

"Today, we denied the state level law enforcement, the DPS, its ability to do the fullest job that it possibly could on the border," said Democratic Rep. Jessica Farrar of Houston, who voted against the bill. "We are ... setting up a political patronage system instead of basing law enforcement decisions on law enforcement criteria. We risk continuing the dismal results obtained thus far."

Amen. At least the Raymond and Noriega amendments made it in. Take your small victories where you can, I always say.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 07, 2007 to That's our Lege