Dewhurst Rescues Parental Rights Bill
After Senator West repeatedly declined to meet with us after he denied our bill a hearing, we knew the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act was in trouble.
Then Lt. Governor David Dewhurst heard about our dilemma.
Now Senator West has scheduled SB 1194, the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act, for April 23! (For more information about how this bill will protect families by removing loopholes in the Grandparents Access Statute, visit: thsc.org/tprra)
The Bad News
Senator West also scheduled SB 1148. This is the bill home schoolers responded to by flooding Senator West’s office with phone calls until he pulled the bill from the agenda. And now it’s back.
SB 1148 could destroy your family. This bill would allow in-laws to force fit parents into financially devastating legal battles—legal battles over who would have possession of those fit parents’ children.
Protect Your Family
Come on Tuesday, April 23, and register for SB 1194 and against SB 1148.
Where: Room 2E.20 (also called the Betty King Committee Room), behind the Senate Chamber in the Texas State Capitol
When: 1:30 pm
Contact these members of the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to let them know:
- You are for SB 1194 by Donna Campbell because it would fix problems in the Grandparents Access Statute.
- You are against SB 1148 by Royce West because it would add problems to the Grandparents Access Statute.
Jurisprudence Committee Members to Contact
Sen. Sylvia Garcia
Phone: (512) 463-0106
Sen. Royce West, author of SB 1148
Phone: (512) 463-0123
Sen. John Carona
Phone: (512) 463-0116
Sen. Kelly Hancock