With only 13 days potentially remaining in the ongoing Special Session, the Texas House of Representatives is limping along with a quorum that remains tenuous at best while still having not penalized absent lawmakers.
Ending a paralysis that lasted 37 days, the House was finally able to convene and refer bills to committees.
A total of eight propositions are on the ballot to be considered by voters.
With the tenuous process of redistricting on the horizon and the ongoing lack of quorum in the Texas House of Representatives, many lawmakers are already getting re-election challenges.
The Texas House of Representatives has gone 35 days without a quorum, leaving many Texans wondering when Republican leadership will act to compel absent Democrat lawmakers to return.
A perfect storm of political posturing is taking place in Austin, potentially affecting the disposition of political districts and policy for Texans going forward.
With just a handful of items remaining for the Senate to consider on Abbott’s agenda, they will potentially finish their work within days.
A lone Republican, State Sen. Robert Nichols, joined Democrats to vote against the bill.
This comes as local government jurisdictions across the state have begun issuing their own mandates, despite an executive order provided by Gov. Greg Abbott in July purporting to preclude such behavior.
Republican State Rep. Lyle Larson joined the few present Democrats in not supporting their arrest to compel their attendance.