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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas lawmakers reformed key sexual assault laws in 2019. Advocates hope the progress continues this session despite the pandemic.

Lawmakers and advocates are pushing for statutory changes and budget allocations to combat sexual assault in Texas. These include expanding the definition of sexual assault and processing a backlog of rape kits.

The State Capitol on Nov. 19, 2020.

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Criminal justice Politics State government 87th Legislative Session Nicole Collier Victoria Neave Criado