HR 515 / IML Update from Registrant TAG

We ultimately met with six house legislative aides, mostly from the house foreign relations committee and also went to all the offices of cosponsors. We provided a copy of the talking points and a letter Janice Bellucci sent to the House Speaker. I will follow up tomorrow with an email to each of the legislative aides we had discussions with and aides with the other members that we left literature with.

Before we met with the aids, it was clear there was little to no noise generated by the passage of the Senate bill. As we had further discussions later in the week, that obviously had changed. Two separate aids communicated that they had seen numerous emails generated over the last two days of the week specifically discussing HR 515. So every member who cosponsored the bill and every member of the house foreign relations committee  is aware of our objection to the bill and the existence of legal representation that takes exception to the potential unconstitutionality of its amendments.

Calendar. By late Friday afternoon I swung by Paul Ryan’s office. A staffer there told me that 515 is not seen on any agenda or schedule at this moment. Ryan’s aide stated that representative Kevin McCarthy controls the house calendar and here is the link to that calendar

Now let me say something. I’ve had some frantic phone calls last couple of days and let me please state I would like everyone to relax. I understand everyone’s concern but you must understand we are working very hard on this issue. The best thing everyone can do is to continue to contact your representative and senators clearly stating your objections to the bill and quoting the talking points. Also, continue sharing stories of collateral damage with me and your congressional delegation. And then, when the opportunity arises, give a small donation to our cause.

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Paul Rigney
Registrant Travel Action Group, Inc

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Thank you Paul Rigney et-al. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much Paul Rigney and everyone at Registrant Travel Action Group, Inc. Your hard work is truly appreciated!

I will be making a donation to your cause as well as CRSOL this week. While I live in Massachusetts, the work Janice and everyone here does will be felt across the country.

I would like to get the voting list of the US Senators on HR515. I am unable to find it. If someone with more wisdom of the system could locate it and either copy or address it. I want to write some letters to Senators on the above issues base on their voting activity.

I’m glad we are making noise. Thank you so much Paul Rigney and Travel Action Group for all you are doing. It is most appreciated.

All the way from Florida.


Thank you so much Paul, RTAG, and RSOL for the wonderful work you do!

Thank you SO much for your diligence and hard work!

Thank you so much Paul Rigney, Brenda Jones and Janice Belluci for your hard work and concentrated effort on this critical issue. The amount of national attention and exposure in opposition to the passage of this bill in a few short weeks has been truly amazing, more impressive given the progress occurred over the holiday period!

Paul Rigney and everyone at Registrant Travel Action Group, Inc, thank you for all your efforts. I truly hope that we are making progress in stopping these never ending absurd laws. I am tired of being part of a group that has been singled out by default, without good reason, only based on lies and the laziness of people who should want to seek the truth rather than believing in these lies and myths. There are other, more important issues we should focus on and work together in resolving. Thank you again for everyone who keeps working on making a difference.

Thank you for your focus on, dedication to and your “heart” on this issue. I did my part with letters and phone calls… I will also say prayers for all of you at the forefront of this fight.

Thank you for all your hard work!

I’ve bookmarked the TAG site. The forum isn’t active yet but I have a feeling when it is it will be a good resource.

I case anyone is interested –

Hello All. This is Paul. We will update the RTAG website with a blog,
update page on IML issues, donation function, and news releases

I am confused… is this Bill the same bill that requires “Sex Offender” to be typed inside a passport? Or are there two separate bills? Please clarify.

Paul – I do not know if you actively monitor these comments, but the requirement of compelling RSO’s to have there passport’s marked as being as such is most likely unconstitutional, as is the requirements for RSO’s to tell anyone of there status, or for there partners to have to inform anyone of these status.

Also off topic – the Louisiana requirement for RSO’s to put there status on social media pages also is illegal based on this.

The following cases have all states compelled speech violates the first amendment:

Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.
Wooley v. Maynard
Rumsfeld v. Forum For Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc.

I’d be interested to know any one else’s opinion on this.

HR515 will be voted on this Tuesday January 26th.

This bill is scheduled to be voted upon in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 26, under a suspension of the rules. If that occurs, the bill will be passed by a small number of Congressional reps by voice vote and there will be NO RECORD of who voted for or against it. We must STOP the bill from being voted on that day. How? YOU need to first send an E-mail, then call your Congressional rep to tell them to stop the vote on January 26 and instead send the bill back to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Send the E-mail this weekend and call on Monday. Thank you!

I’ve gone ahead and emailed my rep. Will call her on Monday. Thank you for keeping us informed!