It’s “showtime” today on the House floor! We’ve asked you repeatedly to contact your State Representative, and it is readily apparent that many of you have responded. If you have done so, please accept our sincere thanks. One more phone call or text message to reinforce the importance of this issue to you and your bank could make the difference. If you haven’t already made your contacts, PLEASE take five minutes and do so this morning.
One of the key provisions of IBAT’s proactive legislative agenda, HB 3522 (requiring validation of ID prior to the purchase of a gift card with a credit or debit card), is under intense fire from credit card companies, several too-big-to-fail banks and the “big box” stores.
This bill will be heard on the House floor today - Monday, May 4. This has become a classic “David vs. Goliath” battle ... and we need all the “Davids” to weigh in! The opposition is working this bill frantically. Please take a moment to review this one pager which better explains the issue.
Your immediate response to this call to action is critical to the success of this bill!
It is imperative that your member of the Texas House of Representatives hear from you on this bill. Please take time to call your House member’s office this morning, and tell them you strongly support HB 3522.
You can find your House member's contact information here. If you need to find out who your House member is, you can use this link to do so. Feel free to pass along the one pager to your State Representative or staff.
Texas House members must hear an overwhelming response from the industry on this issue. Please encourage any and all bank employees to take a moment to call as well.
Thank you for your assistance and your support of our efforts in Austin!