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Texas Legislature 2021

As Austin voters weigh camping ban proposition, Texas lawmakers consider bills to prohibit homeless encampments statewide

If the legislation is approved and signed by the governor, cities could lose state grant money for failing to enforce a new statewide encampment ban.

Tents sit underneath the Interstate 35 bridge on Feb. 16, 2021 in Austin.  A winter storm has caused icy roads and left millions of Texans without water or electricity.

Austin voters to decide on camping ban

“It ties their hands”

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