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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won't pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana

His comment comes the day after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to the bill in a 98-43 vote.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Senators Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham and Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, hold a press conference to announce the filing of Senate bills 6, 7, and 8. Mar. 6, 2019.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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