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Special Session’s Topics Include Education Savings Accounts, Border Security and More

Gov. Abbott this afternoon officially announced that these will be the topics he has assigned to the Legislature for the special session that starts on Monday:

  • EDUCATION FREEDOM:┬áLegislation providing education savings accounts for all Texas schoolchildren.

    • Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration by creating a criminal offense for illegal entry into this state from a foreign nation and authorizing all licensed peace officers to remove illegal immigrants from Texas.
    • Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by increasing the penalties for criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house.
    • Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by providing more funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure.

  • PUBLIC SAFETY:┬áLegislation concerning public safety, security, environmental quality, and property ownership in areas like the Colony Ridge development in Liberty County, Texas.

  • ENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS: Legislation prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers.

Read more in the Texas Tribune.