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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Senate revives, fast-tracks religious liberty bill that LGBTQ Caucus killed in the House

The measure, which had yet to advance in the Senate, was swiftly voted out of a surprise committee hearing Monday, days after companion legislation in the House died on the floor.

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, listens to testimony in support of HB 3809 during the Senate State Affairs Committee on May 13, 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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