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Breaking: HB 63 Passes Committee!

​Rep. Joe Moody’s bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 5-2! If HB 63 passes the House and Senate, Texans would no longer face jail time or the collateral consequences that come along with a criminal drug conviction!  Please ask your…



Breaking: Hemp Declassified In Texas!

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has authored an amendment to the Texas schedule of controlled substances that removes hemp from the list. It is an extremely important step to have hemp declassified as a controlled substance. However, legislation would be needed to address consumer protection and regulation. Read DHHS letter to the US Hemp Roundtable.…



Texas Senior Lobby Day – March 25th

Monday, March 25th, 2019 8:30am to 12:30pm Texas State Capitol Building – Capitol Grill on Level E1 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Seniors from all over Texas will join together at the state Capitol to meet other like-minded seniors, learn about current legislation and join with others from your district in visiting each of…



HB 63: Next Steps

Now that the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has heard HB 63, what happens next? In the Texas Legislature, committees tend to leave bills pending after the hearing. They will typically vote on bills in batches. This means that it can take about 2 weeks for a bill to be voted on, though this can vary. This…



Recap – Hearing for HB 63: Marijuana Decriminalization

Texans Come to the Capitol to Support Marijuana Penalty Reduction. Texans from all over the state were in Austin to voice their strong support for decriminalization in Texas! Speaker Pro Tempore Joe Moody laid out the framework of his bill which would institute a civil penalty for low-level marijuana possession. Moody was followed by testimony…



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