Urgent! Call Your Reps Today

Urgent! Call Your Reps Today

Texas’ Safe Passing Bill is dangerously close to being over for this legislative session. You can make sure this bill stays alive.

Only call if you live in these zip codes. 78201, 78202, 78203, 78204, 78205, 78207, 78208, 78209, 78210, 78212, 78213, 78215, 78216, 78225, 78230, 78231

The only shot Safe Passing has at becoming law is for it to pass the House Transportation Committee. We’re working with our friends at BikeTexas to make sure the Transportation Committee hears from their constituents who walk or ride bikes. Your representative sits on the House Transportation Committee and has not indicated his or her stance on this bill. Here are the representatives we need to reach (please only contact your own representative)

Chairman Terry Canales

Diego Bernal

Yvonne Davis

Craig Goldman

Matt Krause

Ben Leman

Shawn Nicole Thierry

Please call or email your representative today to ask for his or her support for HB 962. Here’s a script you can use:

  • My name is _______, my occupation is _______, and I live in District _____.
  • HB 962 is important to me and my family because [them why Safe Passing matters to you, such as: one too many close calls; you want law enforcement to have this tool to prosecute drivers who are at fault in a collision; your children walk and/or ride bikes in your neighborhood and you want them to be safer; or whatever your reason for supporting this law is].
  • I ask Representative ________ to vote YES on HB 962.

This is the first step in a long process to make Safe Passing a statewide law in Texas, but if the bill doesn’t pass the committee then it doesn’t go anywhere. Please contact your representative today and ask him or her to vote YES on HB 962.

The text of the bill may be found here: https://capitol.texas.gov/billlookup/text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB962

Because of the urgent nature of this Action Alert, you may also hear from one of our allied organizations today about this bill.

If you would like to stay up-to-date on bicycle-related action in the Texas Legislature, please sign up for BikeTexas’ email newsletters and action alerts at www.biketexas.org/newsletter. Make sure to include your zip code to receive information specific to your legislative district.

 

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