Newsletter – 7/8/21

Newsletter – 7/8/21

 

Dear Friends,

Today is the first day of the Special Session and I wanted to provide you with some important information regarding the next thirty days. The Governor of Texas is the only person who can call for a Special Session and Governor Abbott issued the proclamation to call the Texas Legislature into a Special Session to complete our unfinished business from the 87th Legislative Session, which concluded on May 31, 2021.

Special sessions of the Texas Legislature are short in duration (no more than 30 days in length) and can only address the topics specifically within the scope of the session as determined by the Governor.  Below, I have included information on the topics that were included in Governor Abbott’s proclamation.

As always, I am committed to “Listen, Learn, and Lead” and the goal of this newsletter is to keep you informed while also providing an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with me. Please contact me or my team if we can assist you in any way or if you would like to share your thoughts with us regarding the Special Session.

Sincerely,

Senator Angela Paxton
Senate District 8

 

 

Starting on Friday, July 9, the legislature will begin holding committee hearings on these important topics:

Election Integrity legislation to improve and strengthen the integrity of elections in Texas;

Bail Reform legislation to protect the public from accused criminals who may be released on bail;

Border Security funding;

Protecting Girls’ Sports through legislation requiring student athletes to participate in athletic competitions based on their biological sex at birth;

Property Tax Relief legislation and appropriations;

Preventing Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools;

Safeguarding the Freedom of Speech on Social Media Platforms;

Preventing Abortion-Inducing Drugs from being provided by mail or delivery services and strengthening abortion reporting requirements;

Providing a supplemental “thirteenth check” to retired teachers;

Requiring Students to Learn about dating violence, domestic violence, and child abuse, while recognizing parental rights within the instruction.

To follow the progress of these bills in the committees, please CLICK HERE to check the Senate committee hearing schedules.

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