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Texas Legislature 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill requiring children under 2 to ride in rear-facing car seats

Abbott said the measure "is an unnecessary invasion of parental rights and an unfortunate example of over-criminalization."

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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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State government Transportation 86th Legislative Session Chris Turner Department of State Health Services Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives