AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.

"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do."

The special session will consider the following issues:

•  Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.

•  Legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

•  Legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.

 

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Read Rep. Sanford’s Statement Earlier This Week Calling for Special Session

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Proclamation: Gov. Perry Calls a Special Session for July 1, 2013

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, by the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 5 and Article IV, Section 8 of the Texas Constitution, do hereby call an extraordinary session of the 83rd Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, for the following purposes:

To consider legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities.

To consider legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

To consider legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.

The Secretary of State will take notice of this action and will notify the members of the legislature of my action.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 26th day of June 2013.

RICK PERRY
Governor of Texas