To All, our Bill has been set for a hearing on April 11, 8am. It is the last one on the list but that does not mean we will be last bill heard, as they take up bills in any order the chairman chooses.
We need as many shop owners and managers as we can get to come to Austin to sign up in favor of the bill. We will have three witnesses to testify, there will be staff from the Texas Department of Insurance to answer questions about the bills effect on policy holders, complaints, etc.
DRESS CODE, a suit, company uniform or business attire, we need to present ourselves as professionals.
There is a La Quinta at 300 west 11th, walking distance to the capitol, 512-476-1166, there is also one at Ben White Blvd(Hwy 71) and Riverside Dr. 512-386-6800. There are many others to choose from. There are state parking garages on the east side of capitol. If you have a concealed hand gun permit you do not have to go through the security check you just show your permit.
I will meet everyone that can come at 7am on Tuesday April 11 at the East Entrance of the Capitol. The meeting notice is attached.
Cernosek Wrecker/Deer Park Paint & Body
THE TIME IS NOW We’ve gotten it this far - it will take all of us to move this forward!!!
NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO THE AID OF YOUR PARTY / INDUSTRY
ABAT and HABA have introduced legislation, H.B 3804.(attached). This is a consumer protection bill written so collision repair shops can repair cars properly and be compensated.
We Need You To Help Make This Happen.
CALL THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS (ATTACHED)
1.Find the legislator from your district.
2. Call them – probably will leave a message.
3. Introduce yourselves, “I am (your name), I own or manage a business in your district (company name) I employ and support (number of people and number of family members) and I support H.B 3804.
4. If you are lucky enough to get them on the phone, please be ready to answer any questions about this bill and your business. Please call Burl Richards, 903-392-0047 or Larry Cernosek, 281-808-7835 for assistance with this.
5. If you leave a message, leave your phone number and tell them you would be happy to discuss this with them.
Please see the attached committee members who will be holding hearings if a bill has anything to do with insurance. If you know any of those members or if they represent the district in which you live or your business is located in you need to go by their district office or if you are in Austin go by their State Office and let them know you are in their district,own or manage a collision repair center and if any legislation comes up they can call you if they have any questions.
Also go to Texas Legislator Online, there is volumes of information about the legislative process, you can find out who represents you, track bills by using their search box to look up any bill that is filed on a certain topic.
Please get involved in case we need to go to Austin to support or fight against a bill.