Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on Senate Passage of Governor Abbott’s Emergency Items


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released this statement today following the passage of all four of Governor Greg Abbott’s emergency items:

“On January 31st, Governor Greg Abbott laid out four emergency items in his State of the State address — Ending Sanctuary Cities (SB 4), Ethics Reform (SB 14), Child Protective Services (SB 11), and Convention of States (SB 21). Today, I am proud to announce that the Texas Senate has voted on and passed legislation addressing all of these critical emergency issues.

“I applaud our hard-working senators who moved swiftly and are committed to a conservative agenda that upholds the principles and values Texas voters have tasked us to protect.”