There are 27 days left in the Texas legislative session.
Texas House of Representatives:
- Convenes at 10 a.m.
- Will consider 97 total bills, 55 for the first time (CALENDAR)
- SB 8 – State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R–Mineola)/Rep. Shelby Slawson (R–Stephenville) – “Heartbeat bill” (Lt. Gov. Patrick priority) (RPT priority)
- HB 9 – State Rep. Stephanie Klick (R–Ft. Worth) – Increased criminal penalties for obstructing a highway (Speaker Phelan priority)
- HB 1925 – State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R–Southlake) – Ban on public camping
- HB 492 – State Rep. Gene Wu (D–Houston) – Limits on the use of warrants authorizing “no-knock” raids
- HB 1280 – State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R–Southlake) – Prohibition on abortion [might substitute SB 9 – State Sen. Angela Paxton (R–McKinney), which passed Senate on 3/30] (Lt. Gov. Patrick priority)
- HB 3520 – State Rep. Todd Hunter (R–Corpus Christi) – Establishes crimes and civil prohibitions to deter persons younger than 18 years of age from being on the premises of sexually oriented businesses and prevents businesses from entering into a contract with persons younger than 21 years of age for employment
- HB 547 – State Rep. James Frank (R–Wichita Falls) – “Tim Tebow bill” – Allows homeschooled students who are eligible to participate in UIL activities the option to participate in those activities if their local public school district allows
- House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee is meeting to hear SCR 41 – State Sen. Drew Springer (R–Muenster) – Urges U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to “keep nine” Supreme Court of the United States justices
- House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee is meeting to hear SB 912 – State Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R–Lakeway) – Increases criminal penalties for people who participate in a riot and provides avenues for restitution for property damage resulting from a riot
- Convenes at 8 a.m.
- Several bills still on INTENT CALENDAR
- Several bills on LOCAL & UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
- SB 1254 – State Sen. Bob Hall (R–Edgewood) – Creates an Interstate Compact on border security and immigration enforcement
- HB 1927 – State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R–Tyler)/State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R–Georgetown) – Constitutional carry (RPT priority)