TX Legislation I’m Following: WOW to WTF Part 1

These are bills/amendments I would like to see pass! You will notice that at no point have I mentioned who submitted them. I don’t believe party should be a factor in support!

HB 25 : Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting

I so want this done! I can’t even describe how much I want it to pass.

HB 55: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products for a limited period.

This should have been a thing forever but whatever. It would be nice if they passed it now.

HB 62: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

Throw your phones in the back of your car–YO!

 SB 69: Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

Read the text: it also limits liability of those that choose to help the animal (and small child) in the car. This should be a thing—especially in TX where it is hot!

HB 3619: Relating to the creation of a countywide alert system for missing adults.

I know that an adult has the right to disappear if they want to but with human trafficking on the rise. I think I am OK with this.

HB 54: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

This one is all about guaranteeing that full-time teachers, librarians, etc get at least a minimum amount paid each month.

HB 88: Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee’s foster child.

I can’t believe a company has to be told this is not cool but if a bill is needed then SO BE IT!

HB 96: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

Reading this Bill just made me angry. How is this even still in law now?

These are bills/amendments I would like to see fail and/or watch to see if they get changed! You will notice that at no point have I mentioned who submitted them. I don’t believe party should be a factor!

There are so many anti-women’s right to choose bills that is impossible to list them all! They range from criminal offenses to outright making them illegal. Some will come up on the Nov 17, 2017 voting so make sure you vote. This won’t be a huge election so many will skip but on a local level there are probably tons of offices up for grabs. Plus voting amendments.

I am Pro-Choice so this fall under my WTF section. Especially since there are more bills about a woman’s choice than many other things COMBINED.

HCR 75: Urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag.

This will actually probably never get out of the filed stage but seriously WTF!

There are tons of public school bills being submitted this session. Not all of them good. I know my teacher friends are worried about plenty of them. Please go do a search and read through them. If you have kids it might be worth your time. Also if you have any particular ones please leave links in the comments!

I don’t have kids but I have plenty of teacher friends. I know I will be watching to see which of these make the voting in November.

This last section is mostly a Why Is This Not Already a Thing!

HB 95: Relating to daylight saving time

Can we get rid of it already?

This will probably be a 5 part series as this is just the tip of IceBerg! What are some of the bills you are watching?


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Felicia is just your typical TX gal that likes to look past the headlines and get to the facts. She is spirited, sassy, and sarcastic. She can often be found with a glass of wine and an old school notebook. She finds writing things down helps her think!

During her off time, you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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