Texas Committee Hearing Notice: Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills | Tuesday, April 6

On Tuesday, April 6th, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will meet to consider a number of marijuana bills which aim to reduce penalties for possession. The meeting will begin at 1pm or upon adjournment of the House.

Follow this Facebook event for live updates and a link to the live stream.

Here’s a look at all the bills and what they do:

Here’s how you can help:

1) Submit written comments electronically. These comments will be included in the official legislative record and are a great way for you to show your support. Comments can be as simple as, “I support this legislation. Thank you for your consideration and service!”

You could also include a personal testimonial if you or a loved one have been impacted by prohibition. Remember to keep it concise and always be respectful when communicating with lawmakers. (Note: Comments are limited to 3000 characters.)

2) Provide written or in-person testimony if you have personal or professional experience. Testimony can be provided several ways: written and submitted electronically, written and delivered in-person (12 copies), or oral testimony submitted in-person on the day of the hearing (2 minutes). If you’re planning to testify in-person, please let us know so we can coordinate. Info about in-person witness registration can be found here. Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available hereWhen visiting the Capitol, please always dress professionally.

3) Contact your representative in support of marijuana penalty reduction!

A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here. Follow this Facebook event for live updates and a link to the live stream.

Check out the educational exhibit we recently hosted at the Capitol in support of marijuana penalty reduction.

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