Key Votes

2019 Texas Key Votes

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5/26 TX HB 3557 Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 12) 5/26 TX HB 3557 Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 49) 5/26 TX HB 1 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2020-2021 Conference Report Adopted - House (148 - 1) 5/24 TX HB 1584 Repeals Step Therapy or "Fail First" Protocols for Metastatic Stage 4 Cancer Patients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 24) 5/24 TX HB 3285 Establishes Services for Substance Use Disorder Concurrence Vote Passed - House (124 - 18) 5/24 TX HB 1576 Authorizes Medicaid Payments to Ride-Hailing Sites for Appointment Pickup Concurrence Vote Passed - House (141 - 0) 5/23 TX HB 16 Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth Concurrence Vote Passed - House (84 - 57) 5/23 TX HB 448 Requires Children Under 2 Ride in Rear-Facing Car Seats Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 38) 5/22 TX HB 1528 Requires Family Violence Convictions be Reported to the Department of Public Safety Concurrence Vote Passed - House (102 - 39) 5/22 TX HB 2536 Establishes Drug-Pricing Transparency Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 5/21 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - House (79 - 64) 5/21 TX SB 535 Authorizes Handguns on the Premises of Places of Worship Bill Passed - House (86 - 53) 5/21 TX HB 1143 Authorizes Storage and Transportation of Firearms in School Parking Areas Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6) 5/17 TX HB 1631 Prohibits Use of Red Light Cameras Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8) 5/16 TX SB 1978 Prohibits Government Action Against Businesses that Donate to Religious Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 5/10 TX HB 1143 Authorizes Storage and Transportation of Firearms in School Parking Areas (97 - 37) 5/10 TX HB 3490 Classifies Indirect Cyberbullying as a Crime Bill Passed - House (101 - 34) 5/09 TX HB 1739 Prohibits Unfair Settlement Practice Regarding Motorist Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - House (105 - 32) 5/08 TX HB 1387 Authorizes Law Enforcement Officers to Carry on School Property Bill Passed - House (97 - 46) 5/07 TX SB 1033 Establishes the "Preborn Nondiscrimination Act" Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11) 5/03 TX HB 2271 Authorizes the Advertisement of "Choose Life Grant" Funds Bill Passed - House (94 - 47) 5/01 TX SB 535 Authorizes Handguns on the Premises of Places of Worship Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6) 4/30 TX HB 63 Authorizes the Decriminalization of Cannabis Possession Bill Passed - House (103 - 42) 4/16 TX HB 455 Establishes Standards for Public School Recess Bill Passed - House (95 - 48) 4/16 TX SB 1264 Authorizes Arbitration Processes for Insurers to Stop "Surprise Billings" Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 2) 4/11 TX HB 793 Prohibits Specific State Contracts with Certain Companies that Boycott Israel Bill Passed - House (105 - 0) 4/11 TX SB 2487 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses for Employee Leave Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 4/11 TX SB 2485 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses Regarding Employee Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12) 4/09 TX SB 21 Prohibits Smoking Under the Age of 21 Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11) 4/03 TX SB 406 Amends Conceal Carry Regulations for Local School Marshals Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3) 4/03 TX SB 17 Authorizes Protections for Lawyers that Deny Clients Based on Religious Exemptions Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 4/02 TX SB 22 Prohibits Taxpayer Dollars for Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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