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Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his late father taught him how to be a cowboy, but "his real impact on my life was mentoring me in the art of politics". "It is the purposeful inaction by the Texas Senate that puts us where we are today".

Without mentioning Trump by name, GOP House budget chairman John Zerwas said "we can not count on federal assistance at this time".

Senate Bill 603 directs the Department of Corrections to assess each inmate's risks and needs and come up with individual rehabilitation plans, making them less likely to return to prison. "They've got to take care of the Texas Medical Board and those other health professions whose boards are also going away".

SB 1010 passed the Senate with a vote of 32-0.

The House passed the underlying bill earlier in the legislative session.

The Senate rejected the House version as too watered down. Supporters revived it late Sunday, advancing a proposal applying only to the state's public schools, which educate about 5.3 million students.

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Straus said in a statement that the House amendment "will allow us to avoid the severely negative impact" of the original Senate bill, which was closer to North Carolina's original bill.




But the Senate removed the language added by the House without offering any reasoning to the conference committee that was appointed to iron out a final bill, said state Rep. Cindy Burkett, the House's lead negotiator on the bill. "This is about leadership. a lack of it". It will be shuttered in just under a year unless legislation authorizing its continuation passes, officials said Sunday.

"I think it's dead for the regular session between now and tomorrow", said Rep. Ron Simmons, a Republican from Carrollton in suburban Dallas who pushed a version of the bathroom bill in the Texas House.

"I look forward to participating in productive negotiations over the next couple of weeks that I hope will help build some consensus between the Legislature and the governor on how to move forward to address this budget crisis", Miley said.

Patrick says Straus' arguments are not factual and the legislation would not affect the Texas economy whatsoever.

Patrick said the issue could be handled in two or three days in a special session.

Patrick echoed that sentiment, saying he had spoken with Abbott in recent hours.

Speaker Joe Straus said it was "absurd" how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a North Carolina-style law that would restrict bathroom rules for transgender people.

It has been seen by Patrick and most senators as a key bargaining chip to leverage passage of a tough bathroom bill and property-tax reform, two top priorities in the upper chamber.


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