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Committee Hearings: Week of 3/15

We need you to help stop gun control and defend your rights!

This week’s hearings include several small pro-gun bills that clarify certain issues — and several very dangerous anti-gun bills. A committee hearing is a personal invitation to you to show up and give your opinion to the legislature — and it’s a critical opportunity to give input to the committee that has all the power to kill bills or move them forward.

Here are three ways that you can help at the committee stage:

  1. Attend a hearing and testify for or against the bills. You will be able to speak for 2-3 minutes per bill to give your position and opinion to the committee members. If you plan to attend, text Felisha at 832-622-8781 so we can know to expect you. See details for each hearing below.
  2. Call the committee chair and members and tell them to SUPPORT and VOTE IN FAVOR of the good bills — and OPPOSE and VOTE AGAINST the bad bills. Committee member information is listed below.
  3. Submit a written statement for or against each bill. Your statement will be posted publicly, and it’s critical to show strong numbers in support of gun rights (and against gun control). Use the links below for the forms to submit your statement.


Monday, March 15: Culture, Tourism & Recreation Committee

Hearing starts at 2pm, Room E2.036 at the Texas Capitol in Austin
CLICK HERE for hearing notice

Chair: Ken King  R  512-463-0736
Vice Chair: Barbara Gervin-Hawkins  D  512-463-0708
Rep. DeWayne Burns  R  512-463-0538
Rep. Travis Clardy  R  512-463-0592
Rep. John Frullo  R  512-463-0676
Rep. Celia Israel  D  512-463-0821
Rep. Matt Krause  R  512-463-0562
Rep. Armando Martinez  D  512-463-0616
Rep. Christina Morales  D  512-463-0732
Rep. Armando Martinez  D  512-463-0530
Rep. Christina Morales  D  512-463-0732


Monday, March 15: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee

Hearing starts at 2pm, Room E2.010
CLICK HERE for hearing notice

Chair: Nicole Collier  D  512-463-0716
Vice Chair: Keith Bell  R  512-463-0458
Rep. Jeff Cason  R  512-463-0522
Rep. David Cook  R  512-463-0374
Rep. Jasmine Crockett  D  512-463-0586
Rep. Gina Hinojosa  D  512-463-0668
Rep. Ann Johnson  D  512-463-0389
Rep. Andrew S. Murr  R  512-463-0536
Rep. Cody Vasut  R  512-463-0564


Tuesday, March 16: Human Services Committee

Hearing starts at 8am, Room E2.030
CLICK HERE for hearing notice

  • SUPPORT: HB 1387 by Rep. Harris – repeals the ban that currently requires foster parents to store firearms and ammunition in separate locked containers (or together, but with the firearm disabled)
    Read the bill | Submit a written statement
Chair: James B. Frank  R  512-463-0534
Vice Chair: Gina Hinojosa  D  512-463-0668
Rep. Lacey Hull  R  512-463-0727
Rep. Stephanie Klick  R  512-463-0599
Rep. Thresa “Terry” Meza  D  512-463-0641
Rep. Victoria Neave  D  512-463-0244
Rep. Candy Noble  R  512-463-0186
Rep. Toni Rose  D  512-463-0664
Rep. Matt Shaheen  R  512-463-0594


Thursday, March 18: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee

Hearing starts at 9am, Room E2.030 (but the committee will likely not get to gun bills until noon or later)
CLICK HERE for hearing notice

Chair: James White  R  512-463-0490
Vice Chair: Rhetta Bowers  D  512-463-0464
Rep. Vikki Goodwin  D  512-463-0652
Rep. Sam Harless  R  512-463-0496
Rep. Cole Hefner  R  512-463-0271
Rep. Eddie Morales  D  512-463-0566
Rep. Jared Patterson  R  512-463-0694
Rep. Matt Schaefer  R  512-463-0584
Rep. Tony Tinderholt  R  512-463-0624