REVIVING HB2363 Equal Parenting Bill…

Today through June 1, 2015 you should be sending an e-mail to all of the senators and house representatives. We have made it very easy for you to do this. Watch the video instructions and go below it to find all of the stuff you can copy into your e-mail!

Copy the following to all of the senators and send out the email to all of them today:

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Dear Senators,

I am asking that you consider placing HB2363, equal parenting bill, as an amendment onto one of the following bills. If you cannot place HB2363 onto one of these bills and you know of a bill that you can, please place it onto any bill that you think you can get this through on. Please let me know what action you will or will not be taking.

HB364 (Received from the House)

HB545 (referred to state affairs)

HB331 (scheduled for public hearing)

HB1449 (referred to state affairs)

HB3121 (S referral to state affairs)

HB943 (Referred to state affairs)

HB 3914

You can view this bill on your internal system here: http://tlis/BillLookup/ (HB2363)

Thanks for making my child’s life important and for protecting the children of Texas from the unconstitutional and extremely adversarial and destructive practices that have been perpetuated by the current policies of this state.

If you doubt that the current standard possession order of this state is unconstitutional please check out our book, “NOT in The Child’s Best Interest” and in the back there are 90 citations that refer to the United States Supreme Court cases where parents and children are declared to have these rights protected by the constitution of the United States. If you have further questions, feel free to get in contact with me.  

Thank you for making this a priority.

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Next copy all of the senators e-mails: ‘Van.taylor@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘konni.burton@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘bob.hall@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Rodney.ellis@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Kevin.eltife@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Craig.estes@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Troy.fraser@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Sylvia.garcia@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Kelly.hancock@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Juan.hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Joan.huffman@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Lois.kolkhorst@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Eddie.lucio@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Jane.nelson@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Robert.nichols@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘paul.bettencourt@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Charles.perry@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Jose.rodriguez@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Charles.schwertner@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Kel.seliger@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Larry.taylor@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Carlos.uresti@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Leticia.vandeputte@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Kirk.watson@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Royce.west@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘John.whitmire@senate.state.tx.us’; ‘Judith.zaffirini@senate.state.tx.us’

And then add your signature block onto your e-mail and click SEND.

2. Create a second e-mail for the house representatives. Go back up and copy the body of the e-mail into that e-mail. And then copy the House Representative e-mails here and SEND!

‘Joe.straus@speaker.state.tx.us’; ‘Harold.Dutton@house.state.tx.us’; ‘senfronia.thompson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Alma.allen@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Roberto.alonzo@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Carol.alvarado@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Rafael.anchia@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Charles.anderson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Rodney.anderson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Trent.ashby@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jimmie.aycock@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Cecil.bell@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Cesar.blanco@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dwayne.bohac@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dennis.bonnen@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dustin.burrows@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Angie.button@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Terry.canales@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Giovanni.capriglione@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Travis.clardy@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Garnet.coleman@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Nicole.collier@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Byron.cook@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Tom.craddick@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Myra.crownover@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Tony.dale@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Drew.darby@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Sarah.davis@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Yvonne.davis@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Wayne.faircloth@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Pat.fallon@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Joe.farias@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jessica.farrar@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Allen.fletcher@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dan.flynn@house.state.tx.us’; ‘James.frank@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.frullo@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Rick.galindo@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Helen.giddings@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Craig.goldman@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Larry.gonzales@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Roland.gutierrez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Patricia.harless@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Ana.hernandez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Abel.herrero@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Donna.howard@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dan.huberty@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Bryan.hughes@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Todd.hunter@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jason.isaac@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Celia.israel@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Eric.johnson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Kyle.kacal@house.state.tx.us’; ‘James.keffer@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Mark.keough@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Tracy.king@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Tim.kleinschmidt@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Stephanie.klick@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Linda.koop@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Matt.krause@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.kuempel@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Brooks.landgraf@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Lyle.larson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jodie.laubenberg@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jeff.leach@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Oscar.longoria@house.state.tx.us’; ‘JM.Lozano@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Eddie.lucio@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Marisa.marquez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jose.menendez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Will.metcalf@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Morgan.meyer@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Borris.miles@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Doug.miller@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Rick.miller@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Joe.moody@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Geanie.morrison@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Sergio.munoz@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jim.murphy@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Andrew.murr@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Elliott.naishtat@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Poncho.nevarez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Rene.oliveira@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dennis.paul@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Gilbert.pena@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Dade.phelan@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Joe.pickett@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Four.price@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.raney@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Richard.raymond@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Ron.reynolds@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Matt.rinaldi@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Eddie.rodriguez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Justin.rodriguez@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Ramon.romero@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Mike.schofield@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Matt.shaheen@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Kenneth.sheets@house.state.tx.us’; ‘J.DSheffield@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Ron.simmons@house.state.tx.us’; ‘David.simpson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Wayne.smith@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.smithee@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Stuart.spitzer@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Drew.springer@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Phil.stephenson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jonathan.stickland@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Ed.thompson@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Scott.turner@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Sylvester.turner@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Gary.vandeaver@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Jason.villalba@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Hubert.vo@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Armando.walle@house.state.tx.us’; ‘James.white@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Molly.white@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Paul.workman@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.wray@house.state.tx.us’; ‘Gene.wu@house.state.tx.us’; ‘bill.zedler@house.state.tx.us’; ‘John.zerwas@house.state.tx.us’

We suggest two separate e-mails so that the e-mail engine doesn’t tag you as spam and block your e-mail. If you attach too many people onto one e-mail this can happen sometimes.

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Have a wonderful day and thank you for taking action!

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YESTERDAY’S INSTRUCTIONS (2015 May 14):

We are all working on getting HB2363 put on another bill as an amendment. Here are the up-to-the-minute updates and activities going on now:

 


  • HB2363 substituted bill as of 2015 May 14
    HB2363 substituted bill as of 2015 May 14

    Copy this link and paste onto your e-mail to the Senators and House Representatives:

    http://tlis/BillLookup/ (HB2363) (This link only opens for them, it is linked into their internal intranet system.)

    You can open the bill here is you would like to read it and save it to your computer. This is the full version of the bill that passed through committee. It is ready to be picked up and used as an amendment to another bill. Please download and attach to any e-mails that you send out to legislators.

    Also you can provide the legislators with the following link:
    This link should work for anyone trying to access the bill using the Capitol intranet:

    http://tlis/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2363

    (All of the legislators can access the bill from this link internally.)

HB2363 might have died on its own due to time restraints, but there is a chance for you to try and revive the bill still!

There is a small possibility that YOU can get the Equal Parenting Bill, HB2363 attached to another bill as an amendment. Sometimes you will hear these referred to as “riders.”

Here’s the criteria: At this point, the bill that we could attach it to must be germane to our bill, have passed through the House, and still be in the Senate. There are a few bills that fit this criteria. Those have been listed below. These have to be heard by Thursday so start calling now!

Some words of caution: You might run into a bit of resistance from some of these sponsors because HB2363 could be seen as a “wrecking amendment” or a “poison pill” that is being used to kill their bill. Many of the bills listed below received unanimous approval from their committees and asking them to place a bill onto theirs may not seem favorable to them at first.

On the flip side of this, Bills that are controversial many times are placed as riders or amendments onto bills because they otherwise would not pass on their own. If you find that one of these house representatives really believes in HB2363 and they feel that their bill is very strong (and if their bill has a lot of other riders on it that the house reps are motivated to pass to get all of their bills through as amendments) they just might stick it on there.

Scroll below for the contact phone numbers, names, and information on the bills that meet the criteria.

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CALL-TO-ACTION call LIST:

Call the following Reps and committees below and ask them to amend these bills with HB2363.

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Hurry though, these calls need to be made TODAY. Time is running out for this too!

HB364 (Received from the House) and HB545 (referred to State Affairs) (details of 545 below this one.)
HB364 is Relating to the child support obligation of an obligor during the obligor’s confinement in jail or prison.

Seeks to amend section 157.162 of the Family Code which is also subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship

When you call Dutton make sure you mention both of the bills and ask if he would consider adding HB2363 to either one of them.

Author: Rep. Dutton Jr., Harold V.
District 142
harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us

(512) 463-0510
(512) 463-8333 Fax

Signed on to bill: Rep. Ryan Guillen District 142 ryan.guillen@house.state.tx.us

(956) 716-4838
(956) 716-8219 Fax

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB364

 

HB545 (referred to state affairs)
Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt.
Seeks to amend section 157.162 of the Family Code, which is also under subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship
Same section as HB364 but farther along in the process.

 

Author: Rep. Dutton Jr., Harold V.
District 142
harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us

(512) 463-0510 (Do not call this office twice. If you called above, then you have called on this bill and the one above it.)
(512) 463-8333 Fax
Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB545

 

 

HB331 (scheduled for public hearing)
Relating to the sealing of certain court documents filed electronically in a child protection suit.
Seeks to amend section 262.011 which is also under subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship

Authors: (call all of them below)
Rep. Wu, Gene, ​Rep. Israel, Celia​, Rep. Guerra, Bobby, ​ Rep. Rose, Toni
District 137​​District 50​​District 41 District 110
(512) 463-0492​ (Rep. Wu)

(512)463-0821 (Rep. Israel)

​(512)463-0578 (Rep. Guerra)

(512)463-0664 (Rep. Rose – She voted against HB2363 in JJ&FI committee.)

Gene.Wu@house.state.tx.us​​​

This one is scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow.

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB331

 

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Rep. SENFRONIA THOMPSON’s Bills:

Rep. Senfronia Thompson has 4 bills that have made it through the House and are positioned right to be able to take HB2363 as an amendment. These four bills are HB1449, HB1500, and HB3121. Please only call her once and mention all three bills to her and ask her if she would consider putting HB2363 onto one of them as a rider. Ask her to consider her strongest bill. This way the bill is not likely to be affected by adding HB2363 on there. Remember, as mentioned earlier, if a rider is placed on a bill that others want then it is less likely that they will kill the favorable bill because the unfavorable provision is on there.

HB1449 (referred to state affairs)

e-mail Brete Anderson regarding HB1449 and HB1500 at brete.anderson@house.tx.us and ask him to pull up HB2363 and ask Senfronia and the Senate sponsor if they will add this as an amendment to this bill. (Senfronia and the Senate sponsor both have to be told about the amendment. The senate can add the amendment even if the house rep doesn’t want it but it is always better if they both agree. It is Brete’s job to work on that between the house and senate on these bills.)

HB1449 is Relating to child custody evaluations and adoption evaluations conducted and testimony provided in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; providing penalties; creating an offense; authorizing fees.
Seeks to amend section 107, which is under subtitle A General provisions of Title 5, The parent-child relationship and the suit affecting the parent child relationship.
Author: Rep. Thompson, Senfronia
District 141m senfronia.thompson@house.state.tx.

(512) 463-0720
(512) 463-6306 Fax

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1449

 

HB1500 (S Committee report printed and distributed) (This bill has until June 1st to get an amendment added to it.)

e-mail Brete Anderson regarding HB1449 and HB1500 at brete.anderson@house.tx.us and ask him to pull up HB2363 and ask Senfronia and the Senate sponsor if they will add this as an amendment to this bill. (Senfronia and the Senate sponsor both have to be told about the amendment. The senate can add the amendment even if the house rep doesn’t want it but it is always better if they both agree. It is Brete’s job to work on that between the house and senate on these two bills.)
Relating to certain temporary orders in a suit for modification of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship
Seeks to amend section 156.006 which is also under subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship
Author: Rep. Thompson, Senfronia
District 141m senfronia.thompson@house.state.tx.

(512) 463-0720
(512) 463-6306 Fax

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1500

 

HB3121 (S referral to state affairs)

e-mail Shardae Womack at shardae.womack@house.tx.us. She is responsible for the communication of this bill now between the house and the senate. Ask her to ask Senfronia and the Senate sponsor if they will add HB2363 as an amendment to this bill. (Senfronia and the Senate sponsor both have to be told about the amendment. The senate can add the amendment even if the house rep doesn’t want it but it is always better if they both agree. It is Shardae’s job to get this done.)
Relating to the enforcement of orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Seeks to amend section 157.001 which is also under subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship
Author: Rep. Thompson, Senfronia
District 141m senfronia.thompson@house.state.tx.ussenfronia.thompson@house.state.txail
(512) 463-0720
(512) 463-6306 Fax
HB 943, HB 1449, HB 1500, HB 3121 (most likely bill)

Representative Senfronia Thompson
Contact Shardae Womack
512-463-0720
shardae.womack@house.state.tx.us

Follow HB3121 here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3121

 

HB943 (Referred to state affairs)

e-mail Alex Gamez at alex.gamez@house.tx.us and have him ask Senfronia and the Senate sponsor if they will add HB2363 as an amendment to this bill. (Senfronia and the Senate sponsor both have to be told about the amendment. The senate can add the amendment even if the house rep doesn’t want it but it is always better if they both agree. It is Alex’s job to do this on this bill.)
Relating to the applicability of a wage and salary presumption to an incarcerated person for purposes of determining child support obligations.
Seeks to amend section 154.068 which is also under subtitle B suits affecting the parent-child relationship
Author: Rep. Thompson, Senfronia
District 141m senfronia.thompson@house.state.tx.

(512) 463-0720
(512) 463-6306 Fax

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB943

 

After you ask if they will consider adding HB2363 bill as an amendment to one of their bills. If they agree, please let us know so we can put together the next Call-To-Action. We will need to contact the Senator/s that are sponsoring the bill on the Senate side and ask the same of them.

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Another option is to amend a bill that has not been heard on the House floor yet and try to push it through as an amendment. One bill fits that criteria. Although it is not likely to be heard due to the same time restraints and procedural roadblocks that we faced with HB2363, it is worth a try!

The chances of this one being heard by Thursday are slim and this one may die just like HB2363 did due to time restraints. Call anyway and make the connection with this representative and let her know that you would like her to amend her bill.

HB 3914
Representative Stephanie Klick
Contact Bryan Shufelt
512-463-0599
bryan.shufelt@house.state.tx.us

Follow this bill here: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Actions.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3914

 

And remember to register your e-mail with The Father’s Rights Movement here: I WANT TO BE PUT IN CONTACT WITH THE FATHER’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

And on the list to be updated about parenting bills here: I WANT TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP ON ACTION ITEMS AND OTHER WORK BEING DONE ON LEGISLATIVE BILLS.