Support Summary by Texas Alliance for Life (8/23/22): HB 1280 updates and improves upon the pre-Roe abortion laws (first passed in 1854) that the Supreme Court blocked in the terrible Roe v. Wade decision. Additionally, Governor Abbott approved an appropriation of $100 million for the current two-year budget for the highly successful Alternatives to Abortion program.
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 83-64-1 on May/6/21; State Rep. Jasmine Crockett voted NO; passed Senate 18-12-1 on May/13/21; Signed by Governor Greg Abbott on May/19/21
Opposition Summary by KWTX-10 (6/15/21): The measure falls short of what many advocates had hoped for. Its sponsor said on the House floor that her counterparts in the Senate were unwilling to budge including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick]. A Patrick spokesperson said the Lt. Gov. is "strongly opposed to weakening any laws against marijuana."
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 31-0-0 on May/25/21; passed House 119-25-1 on May/28/21; State Rep. Jasmine Crockett co-sponsored and voted YES; Signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Jun/15/21.
The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, repeatedly pointed out that despite arguments from [legislative sponsors] that more guns make a safer Texas, gun violence has increased year over year, [saying] "Why does Texas still have high gun violence, yet they have a higher rate of gun ownership?"
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 82-62-2 on May/23/21; Rep. Crockett voted NO; passed Senate on May/24/21; signed by Governor Jun/16/21
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