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PDF Diagram: How a Texas House bill becomes law

PDF Diagram: How a Texas Senate bill becomes law

PDF: Legislature Dates of Interest (Important!)

Link to current House calendars

Link to current Senate calendars

House live video

Senate live video

How to Testify at a Hearing

2A Rights Groups

Texas Firearms Freedom

Open Carry Texas Facebook

Lone Star Gun Rights Facebook

OCT and LSGR are fairly good about posting updates when bills are being debated.

Knife Rights

How Do I…

File a Texas Public Information Act (PIA) Request?

Appeal a Denial under the Texas PIA?

PIA Request Form Letter

PIA Complaint Form Letter

Use this when the governmental entity that you are requesting info from denies your request without seeking the Texas Attorney General’s opinion, or if they stall for more than 10 business days. Be sure to attach copies of your correspondence indicating the grounds for the complaint.

Call These Officials
  • Governor Greg Abbott
    512-463-2000
  • Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
    512-463-0001
  • Speaker Joe Straus
    512-463-1000
  • Sen. John Whitmire (Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Cmte.)
    512-463-0115
  • Rep. Phil King (Chair, Homeland Security / Public Safety Cmte.)
    512-463-0738
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