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ACTION ALERT: House Bill 81 has been scheduled for a hearing!

ACTION ALERT:
House Bill 81 has been scheduled for a hearing!

Monday, March 13: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to Consider HB 81

House Bill 81, authored by Chairman Joe Moody (D) and Rep Jason Isaac (R) , would eliminate the arrest, jail time, and criminal record associated with low-level marijuana possession. The bill will be considered by the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday, March 13th.

Call to Action!

1) To show your support for the bill, come to the Texas State Capitol and sign up in support of HB 81. You can register your support starting at 2pm and until the conclusion our hearing. (Instructions and a video demo.)

2) Provide the committee a testimonial if you have personal or professional experience. Testimony can be provided several ways: written and submitted via email to the committee clerk (mailto: rachel.wetsel_hc@house.texas.gov), written/printed (12 copies) and submitted in person on the day of the hearing, or verbally to the committee (2 to 3 minutes).

We will have an informational flier for you with the step by step process to register in support of the bill at our reserved room we will be waiting in. 

When visiting the Capitol, please always dress professionally.

Chairman Moody is the author of the House Bill (#HB 81). This ensures that the bill will receive a timely and positive hearing. We will have a large volume of witnesses and want to be mindful of the Chairman’s time. Unless you have been arrested or convicted for a small amount of cannabis, or you are someone with particular expertise, it is best to simply register your support. If you do, it will only take an hour of your time!

If you plan to stay and testify orally, please let me know so we can coordinate testimony, and please bring 12 copies of your printed testimony to submit the committee clerk. You’ll be able to find us in Room E2.002 from 11am-1pm, from there we will move to the overflow room (Room # E2.010) from 2pm till the conclusion of the hearing. (Capitol Parking Info and ADA Accessibility Guide)

Unable to travel to Austin? You can still help! Contact your legislators in support of sensible marijuana policy. Also, follow this Facebook event for live updates and a link to the livestream.

Please support the important work we are doing in Texas by supporting our lobbying efforts, making a donation or becoming a Texas NORML member.

5 Responses to “ACTION ALERT: House Bill 81 has been scheduled for a hearing!”

  1. if they don’t pass this i’ll lose hope of texas legalizing marijuana it’ll convince me their in it for the money because they know weed is harmless

  2. I take ten pills every day. I already know smoking pot prevents my seizures and no pills. I need SB 269 to make it to MEDICAL MARIJUANA law change in Texas.

  3. I tried emailing as directed above, and was unable to send, the email was incorrect?

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