Key facts as Texas governor revives push for 'bathroom bill'


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in a statement Tuesday that he intends to sign a bill into law to regulate bathrooms.

With about five weeks left in the 2017 Legislature, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk said action will begin to ramp up.

Earlier this year, Patrick shot back at claims of economic fallout, saying there was "no evidence whatsoever" that the passage of SB 6 would have "any economic impact in Texas". "Our system is continuing to decline".

"Going into the session, did many of us think we were going to here today?"

The added cost is due to the rate of decay across the system's 41,400 miles of roadway.

"We believe that the House bill may in fact be unconstitutional", he said.

State Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, who sponsored the bill, said that vaping and eating marijuana were open for debate.

Amid tears and outrage from critics of the Florida House's medical marijuana bill, the House Appropriations Committee passed it along party lines Tuesday morning.

The Texas Board of Education has preliminarily approved revised science curriculums, inserting compromise language that critics say diffuses concerns about casting doubt on the theory of evolution. It was paid for by the Alliance to Fix Our Roads. "The people were heard loud and clear on this bill".

"We couldn't agree more", Sen.

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But Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Camden, says the issue is not restructuring the DOT. "We're ready to vote". Bakk said the official end date of the session provides leverage for negotiations between the House and Senate and Democrats and Republicans.

McMaster repeated his opposition Tuesday. "They spend a lot of money on gas".

To qualify for the new tax-relief program, Montana property owners would need to own land worth twice as much as the improvements on it. We know what the problems are here in SC.

The Senate's chief blocker, Republican Tom Davis of Beaufort, insists no additional money should go to the DOT until legislators eliminate the DOT commission, which they pick, and the governor's office has full oversight.

The ad also mentions Gov. Carroll Campbell, who was the last governor to raise the gas tax.

Rodrigues said the waiting period already exists under the 2014 compassionate use law, which was used as a foundation to build the implementing bill.

"It's not about yet again restructuring some state government agency".

With interest rates still historically low - though higher than a year ago - and state debt low, lawmakers see this as the ideal time to borrow for work at colleges and universities that has gone undone for years.

"A kid who is in crisis who wants to hurt somebody, who wants to hurt themselves", she said, "we may have just given them access to the means to do so".