The Texas State Legislature convenes on the second Tuesday in January of every odd-numbered year. The legislature consists of a House of Representatives and a Senate, which is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor. Special sessions of the legislature can only be called by the Governor.

We work to protect civil liberties for all Texans by either placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties, either independently or with our partners in diverse statewide coalitions.

Review our work during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session.

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SB 15: LGBTQ Discrimination

Oppose: As written, this bill would dismantle existing local ordinances that currently protect LGBTQ Texans from discrimination. 

Update 2/25/19: Referred to the State Affairs committee.

February 13, 2019 LGBTQ Equality

HB 1389: Primary Caretaker

Support: Representative Senfronia Thompson's bill would offer alternatives to incarceration for parents in the criminal justice system who are the primary caretakers of children. 

February 6, 2019 Smart Justice