Governor Abbott and Speaker Phelan prevented three separate bills, which would have prevented sex change drugs and sex change surgery on children, from being voted on by the Texas House.
These bills are dead, HB 1399 by Rep. Krause, SB 1646 by Sen. Perry, and SB 1311 by Sen. Hall.
This is the same thing that happened in the Texas House in 2017 under liberal Republican Speaker Joe Straus, after the Texas Senate had passed SB 6, which would have prevented men from entering women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms. Straus would not bring it up for a vote and it died.
In both instances, Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and the Republican leadership have capitulated to the corporations and their lobbyists who support the perverted, transgender pro-homosexual movement.
Protecting children from perverted sex change procedures was a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas and of Conservative Republicans of Texas.
Gov. Abbott and Speaker Phelan should have made it their priority this Texas Legislative Session. Had they done so, these bills would have already been passed.
It is time for a change in Republican leadership across the board.
Status of the Bills that Conservative Republicans of Texas Have Been Supporting During this Texas Legislative Session
Bills That Have Passed
Senate Bill (SB) 8 – The Heartbeat Bill. This bill bans abortion procedures at six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat is detected. It has been sent to Gov. Abbott for his signature.
Bills That Are Pending
SB 29 Bans Boys from Competing as Girls, Against Girls in Interscholastic Athletic Competition by Sen. Charles Perry. This bill has passed the Senate and the House Public Education Committee. It has been set for a vote by the Calendars Committee. It must pass before the end of day, Tuesday,May 25th.
SB 7 Election Protection Omnibus Bill – SB 7 passed the Senate and was sent to the House Elections Committee. That committee substituted the language of HB 6, the House’s Election Protection Omnibus Bill, into SB 7. It was further amended on the House floor and passed. It is now in a Joint House Senate Conference Committee to finalize the language. It will be completely rewritten by this conference committee.
House Bill (HB) 1927 Constitutional Firearms Carry – It would remove the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they are not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. It passed the Texas House. It was amended in the Texas Senate and then passed. There will be a Joint House Senate Conference Committee to reconcile the differences.
SB 10 Ban on City and County Governments Using Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby by Sen. Paul Bettencourt passed the Senate on April 15. On May 14 it passed the House State Affairs Committee and has been scheduled by the House Calendars Committee. It has until Tuesday, May 25, to be considered by the House before dying.
HB 3979 –Ban on Critical Race Theory by Rep. Steve Toth. This bill has passed both the House and the Senate. It is now in a Joint House Senate Conference Committee to reconcile and finalize the language of the bill.