Sine Die (Reference)
  • Today marks the final day of the 87th Legislative Session.
  • Expect that both chambers will generally participate in final corrections of bills only.
Unfolding Drama Last Night
  • The majority of Texas House Democrats participated in “quorum-busting” near the end of deliberations on SB 7, the omnibus election integrity bill.
  • HB 1987 – State Rep. Cody Vasut (R–Angleton)/State Sen. Larry Taylor (R–Friendswood) – “Resign to Run” bill was returned to its normal form after activists took issue with the conference committee report.
Priorities That Didn’t Make the Cut
  • SB 7 – State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R–Mineola)/State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) – Omnibus election integrity bill. House did not adopt conference committee report due to deadline and “quorum-busting” by House Democrats.
  • HB 20 – State Rep. Andrew Murr (R–Junction)/State Sen. Joan Huffman (R–Houston) – Omnibus bail reform bill. House did not adopt conference committee report due to deadline and “quorum-busting” by House Democrats.
  • HJR 4 – State Rep. Kyle Kacal (R–College Station)/State Sen. Joan Huffman (R–Houston) – Bail reform. House did not adopt conference committee report due to deadline and “quorum-busting” by House Democrats.
  • HB 3 – State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock)/State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R–Granbury) – Emergency powers reform bill. Died in Conference Committee.
Final Status of Texas GOP Legislative Priorities: (Reference)
  • Election Integrity: Omnibus bill dead. Two smaller ones passed.
  • Religious Freedom: Several bills passed.
  • Children & Gender Modification: All bills are dead.
  • Abolition of Abortion: All bills are dead.
  • Constitutional Carry: Passed and sent to governor for his consideration.
  • Monument Protection: Weakest one passed.
  • School Choice for All: All bills are dead.
  • Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying: All bills are dead.
# of Days Left in 87th Legislative Session: 0
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Drama Unfolds Leading up to Sine Die, End of 87th Legislative Session
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