Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

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

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

Gov. Greg Abbott is giving his first clear support for a "bathroom bill" that supporters say is similar to North Carolina's recent compromise but opponents still reject as discriminatory. "As the debate on this issue continues, I will work with the House and Senate to ensure we find a solution and ultimately get a bill to my desk that I will sign into law". But as long as you have liability insurance, the bill would guarantee your right to rent out your house for short-term stays, and ban cities from trying to stop you.

Yet Bullock tried a parliamentary move of his own to revive the mail-ballot proposal, using an amendatory veto on April 7 to stuff SB305 into another measure - House Bill 83, an election cleanup bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula.

The bill would allow up to four state-licensed marijuana growing operations, with up to a dozen dispensaries.

It should pass the House on Wednesday, but may not survive the state Senate, which is more focused on school vouchers.

Since the Texas Supreme Court ruled last summer that while deeply flawed, the school finance system is minimally constitutional, though, no legislative fix is required.

"It can come back next year", said Bradley.

As of Thursday morning it has not been assigned a committee in the Texas House.

The implications of such a bill making it to law would require companies to pay out interest to plaintiffs start at the lawsuit's filing.

"This is about the Legislature not running college admissions in the state of Texas", Seliger said.

The Senate version of the bill is $900 million. The 1997 law was created to promote campus diversity, most notably at the University of Texas.

The author of the 2015 bill Sen. Kel Seliger would cap top 10 percent admissions at 30 percent. By the time the Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee passed it Tuesday evening, however, it had been amended to provide for just three new licenses.

The Pennsylvania State Education Association, the state's public teachers union, called the bill "misguided" and would not make schools safer. Seliger changed the bill to give more freedom to institutions and support students at underprivileged schools. The students would have to demonstrate grade-level proficiency in order to participate. The House hasn't held a committee hearing on the measure. "Well that means yes, we have crappy roads, which is what we have right now in SC", he says. "They did not vote specifically for what form it comes in".

The House's bill would raise the gas tax by two cents a year for five years, with all the money going to existing roads, while the Senate's bill would raise the gas tax two cents a year for six years.

"While our system is lawful, it is bad", state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, explaining what his sweeping school finance bill will do.

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