After emailing – Rob Orr for those of you in his district (Johnson County and Bosque County), I received a reply that states as follows.
Dear Mr. Wilson,
Thank you for contacting the office of State Representative Rob Orr regarding HB 681 and HB 750. Rep. Orr asked that I respond to you on his behalf. First, I want to make sure that you know that you may track this and any bill using the public bill tracking telephone number, 1-800-252-9690, or online at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us using the ‘search legislation’ tool.
The representative always appreciates hearing from his constituents and learning their views about different issues. Your comments regarding HB 681 and HB 750 have been entered into our database. The representative uses this database to find out constituents’ views when deciding how to vote on different issues.
Rep. Orr has recently signed on as a co-author to both HB 681 and HB 750 and greatly appreciates your support on both of these matters.
In addition, this office continually monitors all bills that are filed, so if you discover another bill or issue that you feel is important, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we may track that information as well. Thank you for your correspondence!
Office of Representative Rob Orr
Last week, we reported to you that two NRA-backed bills had been filed in the Texas House: House Bill 681 by state Representative Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), legislation prohibiting employers from enforcing policies against the storage of lawfully-owned firearms in employees’ private motor vehicles parked at work, and House Bill 750 by state Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland), a bill to allow Concealed Handgun Licenses to protect themselves on public college and university campuses. Thanks to your phone calls and emails, each bill has picked up more than 30 co-authors so far!
To see if your state Representative has signed onto these bills, visit www.house.state.tx.us/research and insert the bill number. If your House member has signed onto both bills, please be sure to thank him or her for doing so. If not, please contact them next week and urge them to sign on as a co-author to both HB 681 and HB 750. Contact information for House members can be found at www.house.state.tx.us/members.