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11 special legislative session topics [ session: 87th, 1 C.S. ] Topics are based on the text of the Governor's official proclamations and messages.

 87th 1st C.S.  Proclamations

  • Consider and act upon legislation reforming the bail system in Texas to protect the public from accused criminals who may be released on bail. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation strengthening the integrity of elections in Texas. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation providing funding to support law-enforcement agencies, counties, and other strategies as part of Texas' comprehensive border security plan. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation safeguarding the freedom of speech by protecting social-media users from being censored by social-media companies based on the user's expressed viewpoints, including by providing a legal remedy for those wrongfully excluded from a platform. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation providing appropriations to the Legislature and legislative agencies in Article X of the General Appropriations Act. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation similar to Senate Bill 1109 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, requiring schools to provide appropriate education to middle- and high-school students about dating violence, domestic violence, and child abuse, but that recognizes the right of parents to opt their children out of the instruction. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation identical to Senate Bill 29 as passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, disallowing a student from competing in University Interscholastic League athletic competitions designated for the sex opposite to the student's sex at birth. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation similar to Senate Bill 394 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, which prohibits people from providing abortion-inducing drugs by mail or delivery service, strengthens the laws applicable to the reporting of abortions and abortion complications, and ensures that no abortion-inducing drugs are provided unless there is voluntary and informed consent. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation similar to House Bill 3507 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to a "thirteenth check" or one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation similar to House Bill 3979 concerning critical race theory as originally passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]
  • Consider and act upon legislation providing appropriations from additional available general revenue for the following purposes:
    • property-tax relief;
    • enhanced protection for the safety of children in Texas’ foster-care system by attracting and retaining private providers for the system; and
    • to better safeguard the state from potential cybersecurity threats. [Wed Jul 7, 2021]

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