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.

The ACLU of Texas is never busier than when the Legislature is in session. Either independently or with our partners in various and diverse coalitions, we work to protect civil liberties for all Texans by either placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties.

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Coverage for Elective Abortions

HB214 (Oppose):HB214 would prohibit women from receiving insurance coverage for elective abortions and would force them to buy supplemental plan if they want coverage, an undue financial burden.

August 16, 2017

Transgender Bathroom Use

SB 3 (Oppose):Senator Lois Kolkhorst's bill disallows transgender students from using the bathroom of their gender identity, forcing children to make difficult and painful decisions at school.

August 16, 2017 LGBTQ Equality

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