Legislative

Contact your legislator!
Call or write your legislator to ask for their support of  the Texas horse industry. 

Register to vote. Participation in the political process is vital to our strength.
Effective ways to contact your legislator:

  • Personal letter through email or snail mail
  • Write a message on your Legislator’s FACEBOOK page
  • A phone call to their home office or their office at the Capitol
  • Visit their home office in your County
  • Visit their office at the Capitol in Austin.

Here is a link for additional information about your Texas Legislature

Texas HORSE Talking Points
Sample letters to your legislator:

Look up your legislator by entering your address here.

You can then visit these websites to find contact information for your representatives. (Click on the individual name)

House Members: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members

Senate Members: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members.htm

 

If you would like to visit your legislator and need help setting an appointment, please contact:

Jacquelyn Rich DVM
dr.rich@deerhavenfarm.net

or

Tommy Hays DVM
jthays0606@aol.com

or

The office of your member organization: APHA, AQHA, NCHA, TABA, TPHBA, TQHA, TTA or the THP.




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Texas Legislature Dates of Interest

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Opening Day of Legislature

Friday, March 8, 2013
Deadline to File Bills

Monday, May 27, 2013 (140th day)
Last day of 82nd Regular Session; corrections only
in house and senate
[Sec. 24(b), Art. III, TexasConstitution]

Sunday, June 16, 2013 (20th day following final adjournment)
Last day governor can sign or veto bills passed during the
regular legislative session
[Sec. 14, Art. IV, Texas Constitution]

Monday, August 26, 2013 (91st day following final adjournment)
Date that bills without specific effective dates (that could not
be effective immediately) become law
[Sec. 39, Art. III, Texas Constitution]