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Gov. Rick Perry Expands Special Session Call

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Location: Austin, TX


Gov. Rick Perry Expands Special Session Call

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today expanded the call of the special session to legislation that will ban protests or other disruptive behavior at funeral and burial services for Texas military men and women.

"Just as these brave men and women of the United States military paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms, Texas must now protect the sanctity and solemnity of services as these fallen heroes are laid to rest," Perry said. "There is a time and place for protests, but it is not at funerals and burials for U.S. soldiers who died for that very freedom."

The proposed legislation would not prohibit patriotic displays.

The governor also opened the call to legislation transferring the administration of the Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy from Texas A&M University - Kingsville to the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center.

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/press/pressreleases/PressRelease.2006-05-12.3039

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