Alis volat propriis
- Aug 25, 2009
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Seriously that is a stupid bill and probably will not pass even in a controlled republican states.
They usually include a clause such as "exercising due care," which will always end up in court. The only people who would even considered running over someone already has mental problems. Exercising due care by running someone over. Yeah I wonder what the time limit on that is before it becomes a matter of being annoyed and in a hurry.
If you have a permit then the permit allows them to be in the street and as long as they are in the right location as permitted. IF they are not then they have to move.
Protesters cannot block traffic in public places. IF they do the police can tell them to move.
So to run them over is overkill.
Well, the article in the OP cited a bill that was introduced in 2017. It never made it out of committee. In Texas, the legislature meets for 90 days every two years so the earliest this can be re-considered is May 2021. I'm pretty sure it will be one of the "front burner" topics is the blob wins re-election and Texas remains red (both of which would seem to be tied to one another incidentally). If the blob is voted out or if Texas flips blue, you'd see a bit more conciliatory posture from the pachyderms in Austin. A lot of the politics in that state is based on pop culture and opportunism. Its slowly sinking into the GOP majority that a state income tax is needed because the property-tax model is not supporting the infrastructure and the upper limits of taxing homeowners is being reached. Now that covid has destroyed the tax income from the tourists taxes, the state income tax is a real possibility. The lottery didn't pan out they way they thought it would. So if Biden becomes President, you may see the packies in Texas push through a state income tax and blame it on Biden.
I did not know that they only meet twice a year. Reading up on it and it appears that their are 3 other states that meet every two years. Sounds ridiculous as it must be hard to respond to changes. I guess it is more power to the Gov.
The guy who submitted this bill did so at the same time that the young woman got run over during the 2017 protests and he received a lot of hate mail on that one. He quickly condemned the media and said the bill would not hurt criminal prosecution.
The bill appears to really only protects the driver from civil liability and does not protect then from criminal liability. So relatives are limited if they want to sue and the only regress is to depend on the criminal justice system.
The author of this bill says "Does the Far Left know the difference between lawfully protesting in a street and illegally blocking a hwy!?" which was tweeted by him.. Well do you not know the difference between a street and a highway.
So he changed the bill to reflect that it did not include streets instead only refers to highways. With the limited time that they are in session this bill will probably never be a priority.
its every other year for 90 days. It is a clue as to why Texas is the spot god would stick the nozzle if he wanted to Give the world an enema.