After a flurry of activity over the weekend, the Texas House and Senate have worked hard to send policy solutions to the Governor's desk. While a handful of bills have already been signed into law, many more are either waiting for Governor Greg Abbott's signature or in the final stages of being sent to his desk.
To catch you up on where some of these bills are at in the process, here's a look at some of the major policy issues either awaiting approval from Governor Abbott or bills that are in the final stages of being sent to the governor:
HB 16 protects consumers from sky-high electric bills by banning the sale of wholesale indexed products to residential customers, which can leave them vulnerable to extreme fluctuations in electricity prices.
SB 581 sponsored by Mike Schofield preserves private property owners’ right to religious expression by prohibiting homeowners’ associations (HOAs) from adopting restrictive rules to remove religious displays on a homeowners’ property.
There is less than a week to go before Sine Die, these bills have cleared the major threshold with only a veto from the governor to block their passage into law. Bills passed Tuesday will still have time to go to a conference committee between the House and Senate; or, the bill's author will make a motion to concur in the originating chamber.
For more policy updates for the 87th Texas Legislature, click the news article links below. To view a list of all the bills sent to the governor so far, click here.