Key facts as Texas governor revives push for 'bathroom bill'

While the bill would remove the permit requirement, White said there are still some other restrictions.

In the Senate, Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) has struck the idea from his bill, explaining it imposes undue barriers for terminal patients or those that simply move to a new doctor.

Its author, Republican state Rep. Ron Simmons, defended his proposal as means to prevent a patchwork of different local restroom policies in Texas and said it wasn't anti-transgender.

Recent efforts to enshrine the benefits into law have snagged over the scope of who should be covered, for how long and through which mechanism. He said there is more to the issue than the average person would think. Democrats on the House panel took shots at a number of provisions in Rodrigues' bill, from the number of licenses to the number of dispensaries to the routes of administration.

"And that child suffered", Edwards says with her voice breaking, "like so numerous patients that we've heard from in committees over the years. It would be so wrong for us to fail those communities and family members because we can't agree on a couple of issues".

Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal
In other areas, however, the Trump administration has appeared poised to take a far more aggressive line against Tehran. In announcing a broad review of Iran policy the Trump administration has not jettisoned the nuclear deal.

The original bill, which was proposed by Republican Rep. Chris Paddie was created to establish statewide regulations on the popular ride-hailing services that would require annual criminal background checks for drivers that are less strict than those some municipalities have adopted. Most cities and municipalities would have been required to pay 100 percent of the costs, while small governments would split the costs with the state.

"We promised our taxpayers not to write a hot check for school finance", said Rep Matt Schaefer of Tyler.

Wielechowski ultimately supported the bill. "It leaves behind hundreds of municipal peace officers and firefighters, but on the other hand it provides needed protection for hundreds of state peace officers".

By a 7-1 vote without any discussion, the Senate Business & Commerce Committee advanced SB 10, which backers say will protect homeowners and business policyholders from the detrimental effects of unnecessary lawsuits. Sen.

The House could simply adopt the version of the bill that passed the Senate, or a conference committee could be formed to try and reconcile the differences. John Whitmire, D-Houston, was not present when the vote was taken. The Legislative Budget Board estimates about 96 percent of districts and 98 percent of students would see more money under the bill.

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