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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Special Legislative Session For July 18

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18.

Abbott asked lawmakers to first pass key legislation that would keep some state agencies from shuttering. That “will be the only legislation on the special session [call] until they pass out of the Senate in full,” Abbott said.

Abbott laid out 19 items that he will then ask legislators to take up.

Among those 19 items: a so-called “bathroom bill” that would regulate which restrooms transgender Texans can use.
“We need a law that protects the privacy of our children in public schools,” Abbott said, reiterating his support for a proposal that did not make it to his desk during the regular session, House Bill 2899.

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