Convention of States Legislation Approved By The Texas Senate
Another of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s emergency items has been approved by the Texas Senate. Governor Abbott listed legislation approving a Convention of States as an emergency issue and now the issue will head to the Texas House.
The Texas Senate voted for and passed three pieces of legislation dealing with the overall issue of the Convention of States. According to the Texas Tribune, Senate Joint Resolution 2 calls for a Convention of States to address restraints of the federal budget and term limits is U.S. officials.
Another bill, Senate Bill 21 which was also approved outlined who could serve as a Texas delegate if a Convention of States is called. According to the Texas Tribune, only members of the Texas Legislature would be able to serve as delegates.
Finally, Senators approved of Senate Joint Resolution 38 which canceled all prior calls made by the Legislature for an Article V convention. Only a call for a balanced budget amendment wasn’t included.
The issue now moves to the Texas House.