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Texas Legislature 2021

House and Senate committees advance GOP bail legislation, as Democrats warn bills could lead to mass detentions

Legislators in the House and Senate filed matching bills to change state bail practices earlier this week, echoing legislation that failed to pass in the regular session. On Saturday, committees in both chambers approved the bills.

The House Constitutional Rights and Remedies Committee hearing at the state Capitol on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

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