85th Legislative Session - Supported Bills

*Life

  • SB 415 Perry & HB 844- prohibiting dismemberment
  • HB 948 Tinderholt – abolish abortion

*Protecting Religious Liberty

  • SB 24 Huffman- sermons
  • SB 6 Kolkhorst – “Bathroom bill” or “Privacy bill”
  • SB 651 Perry – can’t limit the ability to get license based on religious belief

*Securing the Grid

  • SB 83 Hall & HB 407 Tinderholt– protect the grid
  • HB 788 Parker – security advisory committee and $25 Million to be appropriated to from the general revenue fund to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

*Election Integrity

  • HB 1271 Lang – uniform election dates
  • HB 1061 Rinaldi & HB 1072 Lang – closed primaries
  • SB 363 Perry & HB 151 Simmons – require preservation of ballot images and paper backups to electronic voting; make elections uniform

*Property Tax Reform

  • SB 2 Bettencourt – reform and relief, voter approval to raise taxes for over 4%
  • HB 1050 Swanson – abolish property tax

*Educational Freedom/Parental Choice

  • HB 1335 Simmons – Educational Savings Accounts for Special needs
  • SB 542 Bettencourt & HB 1184 Bohac – tax breaks for employers who provide scholarships and empower parents with more options for the education of their children
  • HJR Keough 62 & SJR 33 Huffines – Constitutional Amendment to protect private and home schools from state and local regulation

*Transportation Reform

  • HB 1050 Swanson – abolish it

Border Security

  • HB 1222 Rinaldi – business license suspension
  • HB 393 Stickland, HB 753 Keough & HB 767 Fallon – In-state Tuition
  • HB 889 Geren & HB 1308 Holland – sanctuary cities

*American Laws for American Courts

  • HB 45 Flynn/Leach/Burkett & HB 498 Fallon – clarify that a state court can not apply foreign law that would violate fundamental, constitutional rights

*Asset Forfeiture

  • SB 380 Burton

*Eminent Domain

  • SB 555 Kolkhorst – land grab & water

Intrastate Commerce Improvement

  • SB 92 Hall – ensure uniformity by local municipalities in line with state law on discrimination

Transparency at all levels of government

  • SB 137 Taylor – lobbying activities by state employees
  • HB 444 Fallon – creating a criminal offense to lobby by former members of the Texas Legislature

Constitutional Carry

  • HB 375 Stickland

E-verify

  • SB 23 Schwertner – state contractors must utilize e-verify

* = ET4L supports and is watching closely

 


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