Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 18:04:07 -0700
From: "Ellis Baumer" <>
To: <>

Hi Jim,This is Ellis.I was in your out-rage page and thought I would pass
this personal rage on to you.Being an old hippie and
somewhat ill in mind and body , I tend to keep up withthe medical marijuana
issue.Last year San Marcos Tx. got enuff names
to put this issue to the vote.It would request local police not bust sick
people for pot.It did not pass but did get 33% infavor.
Not bad really,for a first try.My rage is what happend after the vote.Gov.G.
Bush got a bill passed would make any other attemt
usless. the bill reads:

 Subject: HB 2213: signed by the governor on June 18th, 1997:
1-1                       AN ACT
1-2  relating to municipal and county policies regarding enforcment of
1-3  certain drug laws.
1-5        SECTION 1. Chapter 370, Local Government Code,is amended by
1-6  adding Section 370.003 to read as follows:
1-8  ENFORCEMENT OF DRUG LAWS.  The governing body of a municipality,
1-9  the commissioners court of a county, or a sheriff, municipal police
1-10  department, municipal attorney, county attorny, district attorny,
1-11  or criminal district attorny may not adopt a policy under which
1-12  the entity will not fully enforce laws relating drugs, including
1-13  Chapters 481 and 483, Health and Safety Code, and federal law.
1-14       SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
1-15  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-16  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-17  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three sveral
1-18  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-19  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-20  passage,and it is so enacted.

      President of the Senate                Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No.2213 was passed by the House on May 16, 1997
by a non-record vote.

     Chief Clerk of the House
                 I certify that H.B. No. 2213 was passed by the Senate on
May 26, 1997, by the following vote:  Yeas  31, Nays 0.

In face value this may look harmless,but the people can vote untill they're
blue in the face,but local,county and state
authoritys are bared from accepting the voice of the people.Basicly making
the vote null and void.
Is this not America?Can the Govt.really make laws that ignore the voice of
the people?
Thanks for your time, Love,Peace and Happiness. Ellis Peace~pass it on~
If you like, you can respond at my Hotmail E
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