We the People Lake Travis welcomes Ellen Troxclair to discuss the 87th legislative session followed by the special session and the bills she has filed. Q & A are welcomed after her talk.
What is the special session and why is it happening in Texas?
In the Legislature, a special session is when lawmakers convene outside the regular session usually to complete unfinished tasks for the year, or address special topics and emergencies. In Texas, special sessions are only to be called by the governor.
Gov. Greg Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, which started July 8 and is set to last up to 30 days, to address bills that died at the end of the regular legislative session like the election and bail bills. This comes after the regular 87th legislative session, which ended on May 31.