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Transcript 1710 Sunset Blvd. (713)527-9838 OUGHTA BE A LAW (continued from page 4) Christinas hours: Mon. to Fri. 10-8 Sat. 10-6 Churches; tin, yarn, straw, and terracotta Christmas ornaments; copper, straw, brass, and cast iron bells; and creches are only part of our Christmas collection from Latin America. JCinctaJGrozy is going to ^all for youl Always 30%-60% off casual women's wear Kinda Krazy has such a great variety of fabulous fall fashions you'II fall over when you see them. Famous brand - name misses and junior ladies clothing... always 30-60% below normal retail. Are we taking a fall by selling for less? Not really because we buy from well known manufacturers who have over produced, or, are closing out their first quality fall garments... some with original labels, some without. So we sell merchandise you don't have to wait to wear. At Kinda Krazy we're always in season ... always in style. So fall into Kinda Krazy s fashion fallout. Sizes 3-15 Jr. 6-18 Misses KNdAkttzy 13192 MeTnorial Drive • 7435 S.W Freeway at Fondren 2352 FM 1960 and Kuykendahl • I 59 and FM 1960 2112 Central Plaza. Galveston • Stores also in Austin, San Antonio. Srireveport and Albuquerque House District 80 Rep. Lance Lalor (D) lists a variety ot bills he is considering for this session; Ethics, conflicts of interest, and financial disclosure law for public officials. State funding for urban parks, recreation and open spaces. An increase in state funding for the arts and a "percent-for-art" bill. "Whistleblowers" legislation to protect state employees who reveal corruption, waste or incompetence from retaliation by their superiors. New disclosure requirements for real estate agents and automobile dealers, combined with easier procedures for consumer complaints against such businesses. New, streamlined small claims court procedures to help resolve consumer complaints, landlord/tenant disputes. A fair, simple and direct proportional representation presidential primary bill. A bill allowing elderly homeowners to defer payment of property taxes until they sell or transfer their homes. A bill to prohibit smoking in public places. Legislation to create a department of Inter-American affairs which would consolidate existing agencies and work to improve relations between Texas and the governments of Mexico and Latin America. A bill requiring the Texas Turnpike Authority to hold public site hearings and to prepare an environmental impact statement before building any new toll roads. Religious holidays without salary deductions for teachers. House District 82 Rep. John Whitmire (D) responds, "I'm in the process of researching and kicking a few ideas around, especially in the area of property tax relief legislation. We need property tax relief. But weTl have to balance our approach. We can't expect public employees to not have adequate benefits and pay. But it's tough for public agencies to compete with private enterprise with good pay. I'm a former public employee, and I understand the problems involved. The district I represent, the Northwest end of Houston, was particularly upset last spring with tax increases of 300 to 500 percent. "I may go after the pay toilet bill again, but I'll take a different approach this time. Since I know it can get through the House, I may find a Senate sponsor for this and go from that direction first. It passed in the House last time, but not the Senate. This bill is especially of benefit to women, children and the handicapped." House District 83 Rep. Chase Untermeyer (R) has four bills nearing the final stages and his office is working on a number of areas that may result in legislation later in the session. Refinancing rural or urban homesteads is a priority issue for Untermeyer, says a legislative aide; he believes that people should be able to borrow against property that is rightfully theirs. Fewer than five states prohibit such action, but the idea that property should be left alone is a tradition deep in the history of Texas. Untermeyer points out that such legislation works well in other states, with a few minor exceptions. Alternatives to the property tax. This would allow a unit of government to "vote in" alternatives to the property tax, such as sales tax, excise tax, or gross receipts tax, on a local option in order to reduce or eliminate property taxes. Untermeyer is particularly interested in this legislation because he thinks the citizens of a political subdivision should have tax alternatives and should be able to determine what kind of taxation they receive. Non-partisan election of judges. Currently, judges are elected along with other Litter and bottle bill. This would combine the "best" of both the Washington state model litter bill, which makes a general assessment to manufacturers and distributors of cans and bottles, and the Oregon state model bottle bill, which includes a deposit on containers and provides incentive for recycling. Tax credits for elderly people. Now, persons over 65 years of age can claim a homestead tax exemption, which means a small decrease in property tax payments. But if they rent an apartment, they do not have that option. This bill would allow the elderly person who rents to receive tax credit as well. Legislation to lessen construction delay costs. Developers and those buying homes in Houston realize that houses here are more expensive than in many other areas of the country. Costs here are higher than the national average, and one reason for this is increasing local, state, and federal regulation. Regulation which often leaves a developer waiting mid-project, with money and equipment tied up, for paperwork to come back with government approval. Untermeyer's bill would alleviate many of these delays. House District 84 Rep. Herman Lauhoff's (D) legislative plans will focus, to a great extent, on transportation issues such as mass transit and improving the traffic flow on highways and freeways. In other areas, he says, "I'll introduce some legislation that would do two things in the law enforcement field; A bill that would make it a felony for law enforcement officers to knowingly commit unlawful acts that end in death or result in serious injury of a person. A bill to make all law enforcement a- gencies maintain written rules and procedures in the areas of search and seizure, use of force, use of firearms. "I'll have a bill regulating emergency medical services, mandating training and the type of equipment used. "And I'll have some other legislation concerning regulation, such as minimum fines for overweight trucks, which grew out of the transportation study." House District 85 Rep. Al Edwards (D) will take Anthony Hall's seat in the House. He could not be reached by telephone during this survey. House District 86 Rep. Craig Washington (D) could also not be reached for comment. House District 87 Rep. Ben T. Reyes (D) could not be contacted during this survey. House District 88 El Franco Lee (D) will take Mickey Le- land's seat in the House. "Right now, I'm researching several areas-housing, especially "redlining," and health care, specifically the second part of the generic drug legislation that Mickey Leland introduced last session," said Lee. "We're looking especially at the effect redlining (or the practice of financial institutions eliminating loans to a geographical area because of its economic and racial character) has on housing in low-income areas. "I'm also attempting to find information on day care—what's available, how it's funded. There's a severe shortage of day care service in my district, public and private. We're doing assessments in low- income areas across the state to see whether it is feasible to introduce legislation that would have an effect on day care services." candidates on the ballot, but judicial duties usually have no relation to partisan politics. Untermeyer's staff is working out the details of how to achieve non-partisan election of judges, perhaps by put- 22 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH DECEMBER/JANUARY 1979