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Texas Legislature 2021

A year after George Floyd’s murder, only a few of Texas lawmakers’ police reform measures appear likely to become law

Narrowly targeted pieces of Texas’ George Floyd Act — like restricting chokeholds and requiring officers to provide first aid — are expected to pass. But the Act itself and many other related reforms have failed to progress during the legislative session that ends Monday.

Candles are held up in the air during a vigil for George Floyd at Yates High School in Houston on June 8, 2020.

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