Lawmakers already filing bills for second special session, no abortion legislation yet


Lawmakers have already started filing legislation just one day after Texas Gov. Rick Perry's announcement of the second special session.

One joint house resolution and one house bill have been filed. HJR1 provides Texas with additional transportation funding through a constitutional amendment. HB4 has to do with juvenile sentencing. No abortion legislation has been filed, as of 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. 

Trasnportation funding, juvenile sentencing and abortion legislation were all issues Perry wanted to pass in the first special session. However, because of a filibuster on abortion legislation by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, all three of those issues failed to pass on the last day of the first special session. 

The only issue to successfully pass through the first special session was redistricting maps. The second special session will begin July 1

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