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RECAP: HOUSE REPUBLICANS STRENGTHEN PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS

Public safety was truly challenged in many cities across the state as city councils abandoned responsibility and rioters took to the streets to prevent first responders from being able to respond to emergencies. Take a look at how Texas House Republicans took a stand for public safety with these bills passed in the House:

#HB1900 by state Rep. Craig Goldman will crackdown on municipalities attempting to defund their police department. Read more about that bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1900


#HB315 by state Rep. Gary VanDeaver allows honorably retired peace officers to purchase their uniforms. Read more about that bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB315

#HB9 by state Rep. Stephanie Klick makes the action of knowingly obstructing the passage of an authorized emergency vehicle subject to criminal punishment. Read more about that bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB9

#HB1938 by state Rep. Jacey Jetton establishes a grant program to help law enforcement agencies cover the costs of storing body-worn camera footage. Read more about that bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1938


#HB3597 by state Rep. Will Metcalf makes necessary changes to better implement school safety plans and emergency management procedures in Texas public schools. Read more about that bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB3597


#HB624 by state Rep. Hugh D. Shine would better protect Texas public servants and their families by increasing punishments for crimes committed against them because of the public servant's status. Read more about that bill here:

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB624

#HB103 by state Rep. Brooks Landgraf establishes the Texas Active Shooter Alert System so citizens are made aware when violent threats are occurring. Read more about the bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB103


#HB541 by state Rep. Jared Patterson establishes COVID-19 as a presumptive illness for full-time public safety employees and first responders for workers' compensation and other benefits. Read more about the bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB541


For more on Conservative victories this session, click on the article links below.