Governor Abbott Amends The Call Of The Third Called Session Of The 88th Legislature
TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, THIRD CALLED SESSION
WHEREAS, the people of Texas through their state constitution have placed in the hands of the governor the power to call and set the agenda for special sessions of the legislature; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to a gubernatorial proclamation issued on October 5, 2023, the members of the 88th Legislature have convened in a Third Called Session to consider the subjects designated in that proclamation
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, by the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 40, and Article IV, Section 8, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby amend the second subject in the proclamation of October 5, 2023, and present it for consideration by the 88th Legislature, Third Called Session, as follows:
Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration by creating criminal offenses for illegal entry into this state from a foreign nation and illegal reentry or presence following denial of admission, exclusion, deportation, or removal; authorizing all licensed peace officers to remove illegal immigrants from Texas; and providing indemnification of public officials, employees, or contractors in connection with the foregoing.