With only a matter of hours left to pass priority House bills placed on the calendar, the Texas House left while the sun was still out.
As deadlines loom, the window is nearly closed on many priorities still stuck in the legislative process in the Texas House.
Seven Republican lawmakers voted with Democrats to allow both the governor and local governments to be able to require the wearing of masks when responding to a pandemic.
Internal House politics seemingly motivated the bill’s revival.
House leadership tacitly admits that “abortion prohibition bill” does not actually prohibit abortion.
Ultimately, the measure passed by a vote of 18 in favor and 13 in opposition after being amended several times, altering the House’s approved version.
“With HB 3, House Republicans are endorsing the biggest policy mistake and invasion of personal liberties in our lifetime and setting the stage for it to happen again.“ – Former State Rep. Matt Rinaldi
Bills reforming the executive branch and local government authorities have now passed the Senate but face uncertainty in House.
The estimate has increased by $3.12 billion from the original estimate.
Lawyers for Rick Dennis say he was framed after Texas DPS says “no crime occurred.”