In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the state of Texas has become a dumping ground for skateboard and skateboard-related debris, which is a source of frustration for many of its residents.
In fact, in the wake.
of the storm, the Texas legislature passed a bill that would have prohibited skateboarders from picking up skateboard debris and instead provided free skateboard trailers to the public to be distributed to the homeless and the working poor.
But that was later dropped from the bill.
Instead, the new bill allows skateboard trucks to pick up skateboards that are donated to the city, and it allows skateboarding vendors to distribute skateboard equipment to the disabled and the poor, which the Texas Department of Transportation says has reduced the need for donations.
So what happens if the skateboard craze is over?
According to the Texas State House, skateboarder donations have been dwindling in the past few years, with the number of skateboard donations declining by about half.
“We have been seeing a decrease in donations for a number of years,” said House Bill 726, which passed the state legislature last year.
According to Texas State Rep. Jimmie Taylor, the bill was meant to be a temporary measure, but the current crisis has forced him to reconsider.
“There’s a lot of people that have a need for skateboards and they need to be able to access them,” Taylor told Breitbart News.
“People need access to skateboards, they need access because they’re disabled or because they can’t afford to pay for a wheelchair or to be put on a wheelchair.
I think the idea that people would feel compelled to pick it up and put it in the back of a truck and dump it is just not going to happen.”
Taylor is the House Appropriations Chair for the Texas House Transportation Committee.
He said he has talked to dozens of skateboarding community members and they all agree that skateboard donation drives have become a problem in the state.
“It is a problem that has been a problem for many years, and that’s not going away,” Taylor said.
“I don’t think it’s going away because of a one-day phenomenon.
It’s a problem and we’re going to have to fix it.”
A recent poll found that only 40 percent of Texans support skateboard recycling.
“If you go back to a time when we had a big skateboard wave in Texas, and you look at the number, and the numbers of people who were using skateboards for transportation were a lot higher than they are now, that’s probably because people weren’t really aware of it,” Taylor added.
Taylor said he hopes the state will come up with a solution to help those who can’t use skateboards in the streets, or if they’re in need of a ride, and also provide a safe environment for them.
“One of the things I want to do is just make sure that we have a place where skateboard vendors can sell to people that can’t get on a skateboard or need a ride,” Taylor continued.
“So I would encourage people that are skating to take the opportunity to come to the Capitol and show up to a meeting.
I would ask them to be respectful of the people who have a lot to say and just get it over with.”