In the video below, Governor Perry says that there isn’t enough time in the legislative system to vote for it.

Now, he’s called for a vote on the anti-groping bill during a special session.

In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

The announcement came after state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview — a Tea Party favorite — sent a letter to Perry on Sunday requesting HB 41 be added to the call, after attempts to pass it during the regular session were thwarted when the Department of Justice suggested the measure was in violation of federal law.

This is in direct response to the video above. Sometimes you do need to get into politicians’ faces to get things done.

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