Governor Abbott Issues Special Session Proclamation For Sunset Legislation

July 10, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Legislative

 Governor Greg Abbott today issued the first proclamation for the upcoming special session to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. As  soon as the Texas Senate passes bills to extend the expiration dates of these agencies, Governor Abbott will immediately issue a supplemental proclamation adding all previously announced items to the call. View a draft of the supplemental proclamation that Governor Abbott intends to issue once Sunset legislation passes in the Senate.

“With today’s proclamation, and with bill authors already lined up for all special session items, I look forward to working with the House and Senate to finish the people’s business,” said Governor Abbott.

The day that all Sunset legislation passes out of the Senate, all of the remaining items will be formally added to the special session call. From reining in skyrocketing property taxes to extending the Maternal Mortality Task Force, there are important issues on the agenda for the special session that Texans deserve to see passed, and that I expect to sign into law.

With today’s proclamation, all bills related to the items that Governor Abbott previously announced would be added to the special session call may now be filed, and the Legislature may immediately begin consideration of those items when they convene on July 18th.