AUSTIN ACTION: THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, please make plans to attend two committee hearings in Austin at the Capitol.
7:30-45am: Arrive outside E1.016 to register your attendance and support and/or to speak for SB 1601 (filed by Kolkhorst related to prohibiting eminent domain by entities constructing HSR). If you plan to speak in support of the bill, remarks should be limited to 3 mins. The bill should be discussed between 8:00 and 10:45 before they adjourn for session.
1:30-45pm: Arrive outside E2.028 to register your attendance and support and/or to speak for HB 3918 (filed by Wray relating to prohibiting the use private activity bonds for HSR). If you plan to speak in support of the bill, remarks should be limited to 3 mins. The committee meeting should begin at 2pm or upon adjournment of session.
Parking is available at the Texas Capitol Visitor Parking Garage. Texans Against High-Speed Rail will have volunteers outside each committee room should you have questions. Please remember you can show your support simply by indicating your support of the bill upon registration at the hearings OR you can also register to speak up to three minutes in support of the bill.