Governor Adds Property Tax Relief and Bail Reform to Special Session Priorities


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott submitted a message to the Secretary of the Senate Wednesday morning identifying two additional agenda items for the Third Special Session that began Monday, September 20. 

"These two additional agenda items are crucial to improving the quality of life for all Texans," said Governor Abbott. "I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature to pass these additional items that will lower property taxes and keep Texans safe."

Additional agenda items for the Third Special Session include: 

Legislation providing additional property-tax relief for Texans.

Legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to further protect the safety of the community, law enforcement, and victims, from accused criminals who may be released on bail, including by giving magistrates the discretion to deny bail under some circumstances to people accused of certain violent, sexual, or trafficking offenses.

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Texas yet again takes more rights away from innocent people by keeping them in jail indefinitely until they are forced to take a deal just to get out. They could lose their jobs, houses, cars, children, everything, just because some rogue cop arrests them for something they didn't even do and planted evidence. This kind of thing happens everyday, now they will be able to turn the entire state into Guantanamo Bay. Republicans are taking away peoples rights on a weekly basis now. Granted I know this hasn't passed yet, but it almost certainly will.

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