Today I called Gov Perry's office (512) 463-1782 to register my support for two Texas bills that he seems to be not supporting. The bills are HB 41 and SB 29.
AUSTIN, Texas (June 20, 2011) – On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry presented legislation for consideration in the ongoing Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, First Called Session that would ban intrusive TSA pat-downs.
The move comes after a videotaped discussion at a book signing between a Texas resident and the governor went viral. In the widely circulated YouTube video, Perry indicated that he would not present the TSA bill unless there were enough votes in the House and Senate for passage. When the constituent indicated the support existed, Perry acted surprised and then went on to say he didn’t think there was enough time to get the legislation passed.
The bill will move forward in the Special Session as HB 41. Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect at least 10 other states considering similar legislation in the 2012 legislative session. Utah and Michigan have already joined in.