This week the DRC dropped a card in opposition to HB 2899, which would prohibit political subdivisions, including public school districts, from adopting any non-discrimination measure to regulate access to restrooms that differs from the state. We also dropped a card in opposition to SB 600, which would repeal the Texas Economic Development Act, also known as Chapter 313 of the tax code.
Additionally we provided written testimony in support of HB 1372 and wrote letters to the North Texas Delegation in support of SB 2170 and its companion HB 4300. HB 1372 would require the curriculum of driver education courses to include information about law enforcement procedures during traffic stops. SB 2170 and HB 4300 would allow hospitals in Dallas County to create a Local Provider Participation Fund (LPPF) in order to access full state and federal Medicaid funding.
On the education front, the DRC coordinated with the state’s largest seven chambers to widely distribute a letter to House members in support of HB 21, a bill that provides additional financial support for public education and updates portions of the Texas public school finance system. Votes on HB 21, which passed on first reading in the House 134 – 16, will be included on our Pro-Growth Legislative Accountability Index. The DRC also dropped a card in the Senate Education Committee in support of SB 2143, which seeks to increase the Basic Allotment funding to local school districts.
Learn more about the DRC’s legislative agenda and priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature.
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