Governor Abbott Signs School Finance Reform Legislation

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for students with special needs. This bill also includes benefits for retired teachers in Texas and hardship grants for Additional… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Reforming Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders In Texas

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) to strengthen patient protections related to Do-Not Resuscitate Orders. This bill closes a loophole in state law that permitted doctors to place Do-Not Resuscitate Orders on patients without their consent. Protecting life in all its forms was an essential part of the Governor’s special session agenda. “Patients’ rights… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Restricting Municipal Fees For Removal Of Trees On Private Property

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 7 (HB 7) to restrict overaggressive fees municipalities can charge for the removal of trees on private property. This bill also requires municipalities to offer tree planting credits to offset tree removal fees. Protecting private property rights in Texas was an important part of the Governor’s special session… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Extending Maternal Mortality And Morbidity Task Force

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) to extend the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. The task force studies pregnancy-related deaths in Texas, and will provide invaluable information and insight on how the Texas health care system can target better treatments for diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Strengthen Abortion Reporting Requirements

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 215 (HB 215) to strengthen abortion reporting requirements, specifically relating to minors. This bill requires that doctors who perform abortions on minors document and report additional information, including how the minor obtained authorization for the procedure, such as from the minor’s parent or from a judge…. Read the full story here…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public Read the full story here...

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) to strengthen patient protections related to Do-Not Resuscitate Orders. This Read the full story here...

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 7 (HB 7) to restrict overaggressive fees municipalities can charge for the removal of trees on Read the full story here...