If a conference committee is requested, the presiding officers each appoint five members from their respective chambers to serve on the committee. A conference committee’s charge is limited to reconciling differences between the two chambers, and the committee may not alter, amend, or omit text that is not in disagreement without the adoption of an “out of bounds” resolution by both chambers. The committee also may not add text on any matter that is not in disagreement or that is not included in either version of the bill in question without such a resolution. After the committee has reached an agreement, a report is prepared for submittal to the house and senate. The report must be approved by at least three conferees from each chamber and must contain the text of the bill as approved by the conference committee, a side-by-side analysis comparing the text of the compromise bill to both the house and the Senate versions, an updated fiscal note, and the signatures of those members of the conference committee who approved the report. A conference committee report is not subject to amendment by the house or senate and must be accepted or rejected in its entirety.
Should the proposed compromise remain unacceptable to either chamber, it may be returned to the same conference committee for further deliberation, with or without specific instructions, or the appointment of a new conference committee may be requested. Failure of the conference committee to reach agreement kills the bill. If the conference committee report is acceptable to both chambers, the bill is enrolled, signed by both presiding officers in the presence of their respective chambers, and sent to the governor.
Date: March 27, 2019
Contact: Stacy McMahan, Executive Director, East Texans for Liberty PAC
Gilmer, Texas: The East Texans for Liberty PAC Executive Director and Board of Directors strongly oppose Senate Bill 10, Senate Bill 11, and House Bill 1448 in the 86th Legislative Session for the following reasons:
- Transforms Texas schools from academic centers to mental health centers;
- Encroaches upon personal, parental, and medical liberty;
- Promotes conflicts of interest giving priority to pharmaceutical drugs over other types of mental healthcare;
- Infringes on the principle of limited government by creating a new one-hundred ($100) million program that is outside of the core functions of state government; and
- Establishes a new bureaucracy.
Third Biennial Upshur County Inaugural Reception
An estimated seventy-five elected and re-elected Upshur officials with family and friends attended the reception.
Special thanks to Judge Dean Fowler, Judge Todd Tefteller, Joyce Dolle, Drew & Matt of Gilmer Brewing Company, Lori Metcalf of Lori's Eats & Sweets, Lisa Sneed with Ladyfingers Cakes, the generous sponsors, and the ET4L team.
For more photos, see our Facebook page post on the reception.
Best wishes to all of the elected and re-elected Upshur County Officials!
TRADITION CONTINUED: UPSHUR COUNTY INAUGURAL RECEPTION SLATED FOR JANUARY 1, 2019
Friday, December 14, 2018
Contact: S. McMahan at (903) 500-2292
GILMER, TX: The third bi-annual Upshur County Inaugural Reception is slated for Tuesday, January 1, 2019, directly following the Swearing In, beginning at 1:30 PM, and will be held at the Gilmer Brewery, located at 101 W. Tyler Street, in Gilmer. The Gilmer Brewery, formerly Hadden’s, is across from the Upshur County Courthouse.
The Inaugural Reception will include hors-d'oeuvres, catered by Gilmer’s own Lori Metcalf of Lori’s Eats and Sweets and a congratulatory cake donated by Lisa Sneed of LadyFingers Cakes.
Per County Judge and District Judge Elect Dean Fowler and County Judge-Elect Todd Tefteller, Upshur County’s Swearing In, of elected and re-elected officials, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 1:30 PM, and will be held on the third floor of the Upshur County Courthouse located at 100 W. Tyler Street in Gilmer.
“ET4L is excited to continue the tradition of the Upshur County Inaugural Reception. It is our way of thanking those elected and re-elected officials, as well as their family members, for their committed service to our great county,”
said ET4L’s President Stacy McMahan. “Once the officials take their oath, they, as well as their family and friends, are invited to the Inaugural Reception, across the street, at the Gilmer Brewery for complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and scrumptious cake,” McMahan said further.
The Upshur County Inaugural Reception is paid for by East Texans for Liberty. If you wish to contribute to this event, please send your check, made out to ET4L PAC, to ET4L PAC PO Box 195, Gilmer, Texas 75644 or see our secured website at https://www.easttexansforliberty.com/donate_et4l. Donations are not tax deductible.
For more information, call (903) 500-2292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Texans for Liberty PAC, PO Box 195, Gilmer, Texas 75644. Jennifer Audet, PAC Treasurer. Copyright © 2014–2018 East Texans for Liberty. All rights reserved. Not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.
Upshur County Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner - 2018
With Much Appreciation!
Special thanks to Upshur County's Election Administrator Lory Hill Harle! Check out the following link for Polling and Early Voting locations, sample ballots, training, and much more! See Upshur County Election Administrator Info.
Here is the full list of ballot propositions submitted by the SREC for inclusion on the 2018 Republican General Primary Election ballot:
- Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent. Yes/No
- No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval. Yes/No
- Republicans in the Texas House should select their Speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without Democrat influence. Yes/No
- Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-Verify system to protect jobs for legal workers. Yes/No
- Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusion. Yes/No
- Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings. Yes/No
- I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas. Yes/No
- Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections. Yes/No
- Texas demands that Congress completely repeal Obamacare. Yes/No
- To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases in excess of 4% requiring voter approval. Yes/No
- Tax dollars should not be used to fund the building of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams. Yes/No
Location: Upshur County Courthouse
100 W. Tyler
Gilmer, TX 75644
Dates and Times
February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Primary: March 6, 2018
Runoff: May 22, 2018
Election: November 6, 2018
GILMER, TEXAS: Upshur’s conservative organization, East Texans for Liberty’s monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 12, 2018. The evening’s program will be a presentation on “Save the Alamo” with Weston Martinez.
Martinez is a fourth generation Texas conservative grassroots leader with a history of service to the Republican Party and proven results. Martinez has served as a conservative grassroots leader in Texas for over twenty years, served on the State Republican Executive Committee, and as a Governor Perry appointee to the Texas Real Estate Commission, where he finished his term under Governor Greg Abbott.
Martinez, a resident of San Antonio, is well versed in the “reimage plan” of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) concerning the Texas Alamo.
Four years ago, the Texas Legislators promoted and passed a plan involving the rebuilding and improvement of Texas' most iconic shrine — the Alamo. The plan would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict.
Land Commissioner George P. Bush's plan is far and removed from the Legislators focus. Martinez will cover the GLO’s plan to rename the Alamo, focus on world history, diminishing the focus on the 1836 battle for which the Alamo is famously known, and much more!
February 12th’s meeting will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building located at 1924 Hwy 271 North in Gilmer (across from Walmart). A light complimentary dinner of chili will begin at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public, free, and kid-friendly.
Republican candidates for elected office will speak also briefly about their campaigns.
“February 12th’s meeting will include a Straw Poll conducted by East Texans for Liberty,” said East Texans for Liberty’s President, Stacy McMahan.
Powerhouse Constitutional Attorney, KrisAnne Hall, who resides in Florida with her husband and their adopted son, will join East Texans for Liberty on Monday, March 12, 2018. KrisAnne Hall is a constitutional attorney, author, and radio host. March’s program will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Building, across from Walmart, off of Hwy 271 North.
“Considering KrisAnne Hall will present two seminars on March 12th, the program will begin at 6:30 pm. This is earlier than our regular public meeting. So, mark your calendars for March’s meeting with powerhouse Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall for 6:30 pm. A light complimentary dinner will begin at 6:00 pm,” said McMahan.
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East Texans for Liberty services Upshur & Senate District 1
Earlier this year, BL.Uprepared and East Texans for Liberty joined efforts to raise funds to outfit the men and women in Upshur County law enforcement with Active Shooter Vests.
Through gracious donations by area businesses the Upshur County Sheriff's Department, Ore City Police Department, and Upshur County Constables have all received their vests. An Active Shooter Vest was obtained for the East Mountain Police Department, however, upon shipment of the vests, the East Mountain Police officer resigned.
Last Friday, before Upshur County Commissioners Court convened, East Texans for Liberty learned Big Sandy Police Department had not outfitted their officers with Active Shooter Vests, as the Gilmer Police Department.
"We are very appreciative to Brandy Lee, the Upshur County Auditor, and Big Sandy Police Sgt. Ryan Kuhn for their assistance in clarifying the misunderstanding concerning Big Sandy's Police Department," said ET4L President Stacy McMahan.
Today, BL.Uprepared and East Texans for Liberty received approval from Big Sandy's Chief of Police Tim Scott and Big Sandy Mayor Sonny Parsons.
"ET4L will begin raising funds for six (6) needed Active Shooter Vests for the Big Sandy Police Department," McMahan said.