News – Legislative

Jan 15

Governor Greg Abbott Delivers 2019 Texas Inaugural Speech

Governor Greg Abbott's 2019 inaugural speech.

Jan 9

Governor Abbott Holds Joint Press Conference With Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen

Governor Greg Abbott today held a joint press conference with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen at the Governor’s Mansion.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs School Finance Reform Legislation

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.

Aug 16

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

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) to strengthen patient protections related to Do-Not Resuscitate Orders.

Aug 16

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

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.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Extending Maternal Mortality And Morbidity Task Force

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) to extend the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Strengthen Abortion Reporting Requirements

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 215 (HB 215) to strengthen abortion reporting requirements, specifically relating to minors. 

Aug 15

Governor Abbott Signs Pro-Life Insurance Reform

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) which limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures.