Senate Floor Vote on Safe Passing Likely Next Week! Senate to vote week of April 6; read below to find out if your senator supports Safe Passing
As we told you last week, the 2009 Safe Passing Bill (CSSB 488) passed the Senate Transportation Committee on a 7-2 vote. The next step is a floor vote by the full Senate, and we believe that will happen as soon as next Tuesday, April 7!
Now is the time to contact your State Senators. We have been counting up the votes, and below are the Senators we have not yet confirmed on Safe Passing. If your Senator is listed below, please call or email and ask that he vote YES on CSSB 488.
Steve Ogden (R), Dist. 5 Dan Patrick (R), Dist. 7 Chris Harris (R), Dist. 9 Mike Jackson (R), Dist. 11 Glenn Hegar (R), Dist. 18 Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D), Dist. 20 Kip Averitt (R), Dist. 22 Troy Fraser (R), Dist. 24 Craig Estes (R), Dist. 30
Click here to find out who your senator is. Communication should be direct and frank but should always be respectful. Again, if you are not a constituent of any of these Senators, please do not contact their offices. They naturally place much higher value on contact from constituents.
Thank you for your support.
Thanks to all of you who have called and emailed your legislators, come to committee hearings, and supported BikeTexas in this effort.