Bills identified here as “approved” have been reviewed by the SREC’s Legislative Priorities committe as of April 15th, and have been found to meet at least an aspect of one of our Party’s Legislative Priorities, and the LP committee voted in favor of endorsing and supporting these bills. These bills have been filed by various legislators, and must each now make it through the complex legislative process before they may become law.
SB stands for Senate Bill
HB stands for House Bill
HJR stands for House Joint Resolution
HCR stands for House Concurrent Resolution
RESOLVED, that we, the Republican Party of Texas, urge the Texas Senate and House Republican Caucuses to adopt these legislative priorities as their own.
Require citizenship verification of each voter, and felony penalties for Election Code violations that threaten election integrity.
Approved bills: SB 155, HB 6, HB 329, HB 335, HB 574, HB 1368, HB 2339, HB 2546, HB 3297, HB 4044, HB 4331
Restore the rights of individuals, organizations and businesses, to exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs by prohibiting local ordinances, state laws, or executive orders that violate those rights.
Approved bills: HCR 1, HJR 72, HB 525, HB 1218, HB 1239, HB 1291, HB 1424, HB 1487, HB 1569, HB 1579, HB 1691, HB 3596, SB 251, SB 573, SB 654, SB 797, SB 26
Children and Gender Modification
Abolish the following practices for minors: intervention to prevent natural progression of puberty; administration of opposite sex hormones; and performance of any type of gender reassignment surgery.
Approved bills: HB 68, HB 1399, HB 2693, HB 4014
Abolition of Abortion
Abolish abortion by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization.
Approved bills: SB 9, SJR 25, SB 391, HB 1280, HB 1623, HB 3326, HB 3641, HJR 80, HJR 113
Restore legal Texas firearms owners’ rights to carry them openly or concealed without a permit, while maintaining the option of a permit for reciprocity purposes.
Approved bill: HB 1238, HB 1911, HB 1927, HB 2900
All monuments or markers in our state shall be protected by law from being removed, defaced, destroyed, or otherwise dishonored. In particular, specific protection shall be given to the Alamo Cenotaph which shall not be removed from its current location off the Alamo Battlefield footprint.
Approved bills: HB 446, HB 1079, HB 2571, HB 2713, HB 2866, HB 3013, HB 3584
School Choice for All
Empower parents and guardians to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education using tax credits or exemptions without government restraint or intrusion.
and companion bill HB 4537 by Middleton
Bills which will also make incremental advances toward this priority: SB 481 and HB 1015
Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying
Abolish all forms of taxpayer-funded lobbying.
Approved bills: SB 234, HB 749, HB 2319