Texas Senate Votes to Give Immigration Lockups Child Care Licenses

Texas Senate Votes to Give Immigration Lockups Child Care Licenses

Outnumbered House Democrats have been using tactics to delay a vote since on this and other hot-button issues late last week.

Outnumbered Democrats have been using stall tactics and House Speaker Joe Straus sees the bill as bad for business.

Top firms and lobbyists have opposed it.

While rates are often kept the same, climbing property values in Texas are rising, leading to higher tax bills for Texas property owners.

Any bill not approved by midnight dies, but could live on as proposed change to a related bill that's already advancing - requiring a bit more legislative maneuvering.

Tuesday, the Senate passed SB 2 18 to 12.

The Texas Tribune quoted him as saying, "This bill is not addressing who plays on what sports". "I don't think we should ever discriminate against these students", he said.

The bill would bring down the number of exams to the minimum number allowed by federal law.

Garcia said the new bill was filed in response to the case of Mack Beggs, a Texas transgender boy who was allowed to wrestle only against girls.

Now Texas lawmakers are pushing a bill that could ultimately deny Beggs, a Dallas-area junior, a chance to defend his title next year.

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FILE - In this February 25, 2017, file photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs, top, drives Morton Ranch's Chelsea Sanchez against the mat during the girls Class 6A 110-pound championship final at the UIL state wrestling championships in Cypress, Texas.

In case you forgot, Texas sports fans were up in arms when teenager Mack Beggs walked away with an undefeated season in the girl's 110-pound weight class, as he was in the middle of transitioning and had been taking testosterone for sometime.

The UIL prohibits steroids use, but Texas has a "safe harbor" provision that allows transgender students undergoing hormone therapy treatments under the direction of a doctor to compete.

Because UIL rules require student-athletes to compete as the gender listed on their birth certificate, Beggs was forbidden from competing against boys.

"It was kind of expected", said Damon McNew, Beggs' stepfather.

It said six other states have similar policies.

White offered an answer to opponents' safety concerns: If someone under 18 has "done something heinous", prosecutors can still certify them as adults in court. James White, R-Hillister, offered an amendment that would delay its implementation until 2021, which he said would give state leaders more time to sort out the details.

Before the bill is sent over to the house it still needs to pass the final round of approval.

The new bill would eliminate that. Agencies would also be fined an additional $1,000 a day for failing to comply.

Data showed Texas police fatally shot 82 people in 2016. And, in the end, it did illustrate what is possible when lawmakers in both houses are willing to work across party lines to achieve a necessary goal.

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