June 23, 2015, AUSTIN, TX: Sometimes, during a legislative session, helping get bad bills killed is just as important as getting good bills passed. The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature was such a session.
House Bill 593, sponsored by Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth and introduced by THLN, was a solid "win" for both peace officers and animals they encounter in the line-of-duty. "HB593 better informs Texas peace officers on how to avoid and defend themselves against a canine attack as well as protect the life and safety of the family pet." According to representative Collier.