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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 4, No. 1, December 1978 - January 1979
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Transcript OUGHTA BE A LAW (continued from page 23) now, Renfro stated, sex offenders are locked up in TDC and the root of the problem is not dealt with. They are let out of jail without anything being solved, he added. "A lot of good work is being done by Dr. Paul Walker at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. We would like to see an inter-agency council set up to deal with and make rules for sex offender treatment," he said. "We would also like to see drug offenders, except for dealers, divided from the rest of the criminal justice system," Renfro said. Senate District 15 Senator Jack Ogg (D) at this point has very few bills drafted, as most of them are still in the thinking stages, according to his aide, Marc Davidson. But, Davidson said, Ogg does plan to introduce a bill holding tax assessment increases to 10 percent per year for residences and 20 percent a year for industry and commerce. "Right now," Davidson says, "every six years, taxes can be jacked up 177 percent. We want everybody to be assessed on market values." Ogg, who has been a state senator since 1973 and a representative for six years before that, is chairman of the elections committee. Davidson says that Ogg would like to see a complete rewriting of the election codes. "It's completely antiquated," Davidson said. "It wouldn't be so bad if only lawyers looked at it, but laymen have to study it all the time to see what their rights are and how to administer them. For example, although the poll tax doesn't exist, it is still on the books." Ogg also plans to introduce a pawn shop identification bill which will require pawn shops to ask for better ID, to eliminate the purchase of stolen goods. Last session Ogg introduced a bill to ban beach traffic completely, but that did not pass. This session he has revised it, to see how different stretches of beach can be used. "We would leave it up to the local governments, if they want to use one stretch for hot rodders, and one stretch for fishermen, one for picnics and so on," Davidson said. Davidson added that Ogg generally introduces 60 bills a session and passes about 35. Senate District 13 Senator Walter Mengden (R) will, according to aide Art Kelly, "introduce a combination of bills that run the conservative gamut. It should amount to about 125 bills, of which about one-third will pass," Kelly said. Among the bills, Mengden plans to introduce a law to ban abortion. Also legislation to give the people of Texas the right to have referenda, "which will give them the chance to control the government as they doin 21 other states," Kelly said. Menden plans a package to fight crime; to limit state and local taxes, "so that people can't be taxed without their approval," accroding to Kelly; a law to protect "the right to work"; a law that will provide for silent prayer or meditation in schools; and one that will prohibit automatic promotion in schools; Mengden also plans to re-introduce a mandatory liability insurance for automobiles, that would be required with the purchase of license plates. A lot of Mengden's legislation will be in the area of welfare legislation, Kelly said. Mengden wants to start a toll free number to report welfare fraud; he also plans to introduce legislation that can put a limited lien on the estates of welfare recipients, so the state can get some of their money back. Another proposed bill would require that children take care of their parents after they get too old to support themselves, Kelly said. "We will also be introducing a lot of one-shot deals which will be local and technical bills. About one-half our bills are as a result of our constituents writing in to us. We probably will have many more new bills to introduce during the senate session because of that," Kelly said. Senate District 6 Senator Lincoln Williams (D) has only prefiled one bill to date, according to aide Clintine Cashion. "A lot of the senator's legislation is concerned with veterans," she said. According to Cashion, Williams has filed a bill that would exempt veterans of World War I and the Spanish-American War from property taxes. "I also believe he is trying to re-introduce the bill which will require that anyone over 18 wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle," she said. Senate District 7 Senator Gene Jones (D) has been a state senator since April 1, 1976. He was elected to former congressman Bob Gam- mage's state senate seat. Last session, according to spokesperson Deidre Darrauzet, Jones introduced about 100 bills. This session, they are not sure how many Jones will introduce, as the bills tend to develop along the way. Some of the large issues they are discussing, Darrauzet says, are single member districts for city council members. Jones would like to see 1 2 council members, seven of whom would have districts and five would be at-large, with the mayor continuing to be elected at-large. "We will also be looking at introducing a bill which will define the legal definition of death," she added. According to Darrauzet, there are two approaches, the first is a check-off list, in which 15 different tests are performed. "But we are not going to take that approach," Darrauzet said. Jones would like to leave it in the hands of the doctors, with some guidelines. "Right now, the doctors are afraid to take the responsibility for fear of a criminal suit, and this would relieve them from the ambiguous situation that exists in Texas," she said. Jones is also trying to do away with religious holidays and substitute personal leaves of absence, Darrauzet said. "We want to take it out of the religious spectrum because there are many people of other religions who want to take their own holidays." Jones bill would call for a two-day personal leave of absence. Jones also hopes to do away with the 10 cent ad valorem taxes which are collected for university construction. "Right now, that money can only be used for construction, not for reconstruction. The Senator would like to see the funds taken out of a special appropriations fund." Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation 1. Title of Publication: Houston Breakthrough A. Publication No.: 413130 2. Date of Filing: 9/28/72 3. Frequency of Issue: Monthly except for the bi-monthly issues of July-August and December-January A. No. of Issues Published Annualy: 10 B. Annual Subscription Price: $7.00 4. Location of Known Office of Publication: 1708 Rosewood, Houston TX 77004 5. Location of the Headquarters or General Business Offices of the Publishers: 1708 Rosewood, Houston TX 77004 6. Publisher: Janice Blue, 1708 Rosewood Editorial Board: Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Marianne Kostakis, 1708 Rosewood 7. Owner: Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1708 Rosewood 8. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders: None 9. Nonprofit organizations: DNA 10. Extent and nature of circulation: A: Total No. Copies Printed: Average: 2427 Actual: 2000 B. Paid Circualtion 1. Sales through dealers and carriers: Avg: 78 Actual: 0 2. Mail Subscriptions: Avg: 1335 Actual: 1559 C. Total Paid Circualtion: Avg: 1413 Actual: 1559 D. Free D:stribution by Mail, Carrier or other means. Samples, Complimentary, and other free copies: Avg: 490 Actual: 66 E. Total Distribution: Avg: 1903 Actual: 1625 F. Copies not Distributed: 1. Office use, left over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing: Avg: 515 Actual: 375 2. Returns from News Agents: Avg: 9 Actual: 0 G. 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