The Texas House voted to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, aiming to protect young adults susceptible to addiction to tobacco.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer co-authored a bill that would require companies to disclose data breaches. It will be heard in the Senate soon.
State Rep. Dan Huberty tabled until 2021 a proposal to pay for long-term school district tax cuts by raising the state sales tax.
The Texas House approved a property tax reform package on a 107-40 margin after about six hours of debate Tuesday.
The new Senate version of a school finance bill would raise the base funding per student and provide money for free full-day pre-K for low-income students.
Legislators have been battling over this question for decades – and soon Texas voters may get to decide.
The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that could provide relief to Texans slapped with surprise medical bills when health care providers and insurance companies disagree on the costs of medical treatments.
Senate Bill 2 will force cities and other taxing entities to get voter approval before raising 3.5 percent more property tax revenue than the previous year.
Council will be asked to consider a resolution that would lead to taking a position on bills that preempt San Antonio’s paid sick-leave ordinance.
The proposal would boost the sales tax from 6.25% to 7.25%, generating revenue for property tax relief, if voters approve a constitutional amendment.