He said Abbott sent a strong message by making the measure a priority for the special session. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, said as the regular session was ending that he was effectively forcing Abbott to call a special session by not passing them - now he's gotten his wish. He made the announcement during a news conference calling for a special session this summer.
Greg Abbott promised to add a slew of hardline conservative items, like a so-called "bathroom bill" to discriminate against transgender public school kids, to a special session of the Texas Legislature.
The special session will begin July 18th and Abbott said the first order of business will be to tackle sunset legislation that failed to pass during the regular session. The list includes some changes to rules regulating bathroom use, though Abbott left it to legislators to decide how restrictive they should be.
The bill backed by Patrick passed the Senate in March.
Democrats unfurled statements condemning Abbott for proposing an agenda that largely appeals to Republican primary voters.
"A special session was entirely avoidable", Abbott said.
If approved by the Senate, he then would allow for consideration of almost 20 other items, including a bathroom bill.
Abbott also put anti-abortion legislation on the docket, including resurrecting Sen. Patrick says the person who stopped those items was Speaker of the House Joe Straus. Taylor's bill would have allowed health plans to cover abortions that are deemed medically necessary. Lois Kolkhorst, would have extended the work of the state's existing maternal mortality task force, which is set to end in 2019. If lawmakers are running out of time, they simply reschedule the review. The bill provides funding for medical agencies, but it expires before the next regular session.
"I admit to being a little dumbfounded when I hear what sounded to me nearly like a call for a war against cities and individual liberty as expressed at the local ballot box", Adler said. The city will take the state to court over the constitutionality of the latter. "If the governor moves forward with this harmful legislation against trans students, LGBTQ people, businesses, and fair-minded Texans will respond in Texas style - Big". Tom Craddick, R-Midland, goes into effect September 1.
Numerous 19 items chosen by the governor focused on limiting the perceived local government overreach. "While we are saddened, we are not surprised, and we will continue to take steps to ensure that the will and the values of Travis County residents are respected and the needs of our community are met".
In a special session, it would be harder for Straus and other moderate Republicans to find procedural tools to kill bills they oppose. "Quite literally, this bill is killing my patients". He wants it amended to overrule all the other local hands free laws like the one Austin council members passed a few years ago. That law only applied to ballots cast in-person, where experts have found scant evidence of widespread trouble. "We don't need a patchwork quilt of regulations".
Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.
Senate Bill 21 outlines the duties and limitations of Texas delegates should a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution happen.
The Trump administration has been stepping up efforts to rally worldwide support for driving up pressure on the North. Tillerson's New Zealand stopover came after he visited Australia with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
But the rate declined mainly because people stopped looking for work last month and so were no longer counted as unemployed. Some economists pointed out that the retirement of baby boomers would continue to press down labor-force participation.
The production credits on the track also mentions Thomas Bangalter on synths, as well as co-producer along with Stevey Mackey . Elsewhere, fan speculation is mounting that Arcade Fire could release a new single this week.
Asked if victor had confessed, Nichols said, "If there is a confession, the government has not shown it to me". Sources confirmed to NBC News that victor was the person behind the leak of the document.
We would pay good money to hear the "clunk" that accompanied the impact but we'll just have to make do with the fantastic visual. He replied: "In football you can't be sure of nothing [sic], but I still have a contract for another season".
Earlier, Bangladesh Opener Tamim Iqbal hit a stylish hundred, guiding Bangladesh to a competitive 305 for six against England . While Soumya Sarkar fell for 28, Tamim Iqbal batted superbly for his 128 and put Bangladesh in a commanding position.
According to a brief statement by Babajide Osotimehin on behalf of his family, he lived a life well spent in service to humanity. In a separate statement on Monday, Antohony Lake, the Executive Director of UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) also mourned Dr.
"Flynn was considered a close Trump adviser". "They can be in Russian Federation , in Asia. even in America, Latin America". Later in the interview Mr Putin also addressed claims that alleged he had collected a pre-campaign dossier on Mr Trump.
Since joining the majors in 1993, the Marlins have also thrown the most no-hitters, with six (the Phillies and Giants have five). Goldschmidt was called safe at first, and it would have been an error anyway, but the play was overruled after review anyway.
Mr Corbyn said Labour was "not looking to do deals with anybody" when asked if he would seek the support of the SNP. She added she would continue to work for a Labour party that "once again can deserve your confidence".
On May 19, Reuters reported that Trump denied asking Comey to drop the probe and decried a "witch hunt" against him. Despite the Post's sourcing, its report did not provide documented evidence of Trump's requests.
Vaughan joins other mayors from cities such as New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the African country of Mali, many see global warming as the reason for a protracted drought.
Ravens Sign Former Steelers CBs Brandon Boykin, Al-Hajj Shabazz
Boykin's best season in the National Football League came in 2013, as he tallied 47 tackles, six interceptions and one touchdown. They will add Boykin, who missed all of last season with an injury and saw another malady limit him previously as a free agent.
Girl kicked out of soccer tournament for looking like a boy
Springfield Soccer Club organizers refused to be interviewed by WOWT , and referred to the news station to their lawyer. Over the weekend, Mili's team was axed from the tournament because of her looks, and her family says it's not fair.
Venezuela: Goldman Sachs protest
Carrying placards with various inscriptions, the protesters chanted "Prosecute Goldman Sachs" and "Shame on you Goldman Sachs". US officials also said Venezuela's government may not be able to depend much longer on deals like the one with Goldman Sachs.
Praneeth enters final; Saina loses
The Thai tried to stage a fightback in the second game but Praneeth was equal to the task, quickly reducing a three-point deficit. Saina made her task hard by committing a large number of unforced errors in the second game of her match .
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
The US Open is the last major title that Mickelson needs to win in order to be the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam. The 46-year-old is running out of chances to complete the career grand slam, making the decision more hard .
Kim Kardashian says mom Kris will never speak to Caitlyn
But as the planets aligned in ideal synchronicity, that's exactly what just happened on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen . When Cohen asked if Kris and Caitlyn would ever speak again, Kimmy made it clear that relationship is dunzo.
Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval
John McCain told an Australian news station that he was not pleased to hear reports regarding Kushner . Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room".
Effective Handwashing Does Not Require Hot Water
The washed their hands for ten seconds at a time in water at 15.5, 26 and 38°C (60, 79 or 100℉) using varying amounts of soap. And they also found only small benefits from using an anti-bacterial formula compared with an ordinary bar of soap.
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
Another line of LIGO evidence supports the idea that globular clusters play a role in the saga of dual heavy black holes. LIGO's second detection featured two smaller black holes, 14 and eight times the mass of the sun ( SN: 7/9/16, p. 8 ).