how many signatures do they need?Originally Posted by quickcummins
i signed it =)
can ppl out of tx sign it??? =P
Well seeing as this would be a state of texas thing only - the verified signatures would have to be a Texas Citizen, Registered Voter of Texas, and most likely have a permanent address in Texas.
Both my wife and I have signed, and also meet the above qualifications.Originally Posted by bauzer71487
FWIW, neither of my Jeeps (going back to '91) have ever had a front plate, and all I've ever gotten was a verbal warning, two or three times. It's not a moving violation, anyway, so no negatives against insurance.
i mean i'll sign it, and ill get some people together.............. but I dont think it'll accomplish anything any time soon
How many votes do you need in TX to get it on the ballot?
This was harder to find on Google than I expected. The answer appears to be that we can't, at least not directly. I guess I'm not as up-to-speed on Texas election law as I ought to be, but here's what I've found so far, from http://www.initiativefortexas.org/Originally Posted by bauzer71487
I have no idea what this means for its chances of getting passed into law. On the one hand, Police obviously like the large retroreflective surface of a front plate, but on the other, they probably don't really need it in most cases, and eliminating it would absolutely reduce the cost to the state for plate making. Convincing the right Legislator would be key.Many States allow citizens to place proposed laws or constitutional amendments directly on the ballot by collecting petition signatures from registered voters. If the proposed law or amendment is approved by voters on election day, it becomes law. This is called the Initiative process. Texas citizens do not currently have the Initiative process.
I don't in the US of A, but i signed it anyway
Well WDG I think you're sorta on the right track with getting it onto the ballot. It appears that since it is a state thing - it needs to go through the HoR and Senate most likely somehow? I'm not really sure.
but as for the cost of making the license plates, I disagree, the state doesn't lose money on making the license plates - the state just turns around and charges you for it.
I think you'd have to come up w/ some pretty good reasoning to get this by the Reps to even think about initating this. They don't lose money, the state of Texas probably isn't in any debt where they would need to start cutting people(plus another company probably makes them anyway - not the actual state). They probably have a contract with this company so they would have to void the contract, which would end up costing the state $$$.
I think research needs to be done before the petition thing actually picks up steam and it ends up going no where because the people had no idea what they were doing.
Tell them you don't want to pay more taxes to pay for the extra plates. It works!
They tried to mandate front plates in Indiana a few years ago. The bill was shot down due to taxpayer protests. Guess who was lobbying for front plates? Not who you think. It was 3M! They make the reflective coating for the license plates. So I try to avoid buying 3M products whenever possible.
When I tell people that front plates mean more use of laser and the introduction of photoradar, they quickly change their mind about supporting front license plates!
Also front plates are ugly too! And no, they don't do much to prevent crime as some proponents claim.