There are 46 days left in the Texas Legislature.
Texas House of Representatives:
  • Convenes at 10 a.m.
  • Considering 21 bills on second reading (Calendar)
  • HB 1927 – State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R–Tyler) – Constitutional/permitless carry for anyone over the age of 21 who can currently legally possess a firearm [RPT priority]
  • HB 1500 – State Rep. Cole Hefner (R–Mt. Pleasant) – Protects licensed firearms dealers as “essential businesses,” pre-empting local government regulations of them
  • HB 326 – State Rep. Donna Howard (D–Austin) – Requires certain healthcare facilities to establish a workplace violence prevention committee to develop a workplace violence prevention plan
  • HB 574 – State Rep. Greg Bonnen (R–Friendswood) – Increases penalties for voter fraud and expands the definition [RPT priority]
  • HB 1259 – State Rep. Drew Darby (R–San Angelo) – Creates rural veterinarian incentive program to encourage veterinarians to serve in high-need areas by providing educational loan assistance
Texas Senate:
  • Convenes at 10 a.m.
  • Several priorities still on Intent Calendar
  • Remaining Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick priorities include: SB 10 – Taxpayer-funded lobbying ban for local governments, SB 13 – Oil and gas investment protection, SB 16 – Protection of state-held personal data, SB 22 – First Responders Pandemic Care Act, SB 27 – Virtual learning expansion; (SB 31 – Redistricting Act and SB 11 – Appellate Court Reorganization have been announced as delayed)