Pro-lifers were geared up and ready for a fight in the House State Affairs Committee today on HB 2945, but they needn’t have worried. The bill proposes to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code section on reading abortion-seekers their medical rights.
This common carrier status, which means the company is carrying competitors’ products as well as its own to serve the public good, grants companies the right to take land without getting landowners’ consent. Oliveira’s House Bill 3547 attempts to set up a process to ensure companies claiming the status are actually common carriers. The House Business and Industry Committee discussed the bill last night.
Rep. Drew Springer’s bill (R-Muenster) would withhold 7.5 percent of the state’s funding to any district offering domestic partner benefits. That, he said, should be about equal to the full cost of a district’s employee insurance program.
Whatever the risks, there will undoubtedly soon be more guns in Texas schools.
The debate in the Senate Education Committee got personal yesterday.