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June 6, 2017

Special Session Call - List of Agenda Items

“As Governor, if I am going to call a special session, I intend to make it count,” said Gov. Greg Abbott during his press conference today announcing the upcoming legislative special session.
 
Abbott's press release noted agenda items will include:
Sunset legislation
Teacher pay increase of $1,000      
Administrative flexibility in teacher hiring and retention practices
School finance reform commission
School choice for special needs students
Property tax reform
Caps on state and local spending
Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land
Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects
Speeding up local government permitting process
Municipal annexation reform
Texting while driving preemption
Privacy
Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues
Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providers
Pro-life insurance reform
Strengthening abortion reporting requirements when health complications arise
Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate orders
Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud
Extending maternal mortality task force

The legislative special session will begin on July 18th, 2017.

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