Over two weeks into the special session, the Texas House is slated to finally pass its first round of legislation.
The House Calendars Committee has placed four bills to be considered by the House on Wednesday.
Those bills include:
Senate Bill 7 – Prohibiting COVID vaccine mandates by employers
Senate Bill 4 – Increasing penalties for operating a stash house and human trafficking
House Bill 6 – Appropriating $1.5 billion to border barrier infrastructure
House Bill 4 – Creating a state criminal penalty for illegal entry
The Senate, meanwhile, passed legislation addressing these issues during the first days of the special session.
Notably absent from this first round of bills is a school choice proposal. While Gov. Greg Abbott has called for education savings accounts for all Texas schoolchildren, the Texas House has not come to a consensus on the issue as time runs out in the 30-day session.
Additionally, neither chamber has moved legislation to address Colony Ridge, the illegal alien housing development north of Houston that has been the center of national controversy.
The House is scheduled to convene Wednesday at 10 am.