Draft of a sanctuary cities bill contains controversy

Mar 17, 2017, 01:19
Draft of a sanctuary cities bill contains controversy

Kolkhorst said her bill would ensure those rights are not "eroded", because the "blurring of gender" will harm women.

"I find it just remarkable that we had a bill on the floor of the Senate today that treats them as vermin to be shot on sight and have no value whatsoever and here we want to treat them like pets", she said.

The state Senate passed the measure last month, but it will have to go back to that chamber for approval of amendments adopted by the House. Oscar Longoria, D-Mission, the House committee is also working on a change that would prevent bail bond agents from charging a large amount of cash up front to bond out an undocumented immigrant.

"By voting this bill through, the Texas Senate has officially declared that the 125,000 transgender adults and thousands of trans children who live in Texas are second-class citizens", Keisling said. They voted to advance the bill.

Garcia, who is not on the committee that heard the bill, stayed in the hearing room and listened to the public testimony that began last Tuesday morning and continued until 5 a.m. Wednesday. The bill would prohibit the use of hanGd-held phones to "read, write or send an electronic message" while driving.

The opposition included peace officers from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas, who stated the bill would have a chilling effect on immigrant communities and create hurdles for officers who need the public's input to solve crimes.

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The bill aims to punish cities, law enforcement agencies and colleges that don't cooperate with immigration officials.

More than eight people are killed in the USA every day in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Numerous bill's critics testified Wednesday that they approved of Geren's changes but still opposed the overall measure.

If the bill becomes law, offenders would be charged with a misdemeanor and be fined $25 to $99. "We all know that parental involvement in the education of a child is of primary importance, which is why I support policies that empower parents with expanded options for meeting the education needs of their children".

"It's fear mongering. It's stirring the pot", she said.

"By our calculations, you add that up, it's more than $39 Million". He and other Republicans who back such a measure say it is needed to preserve the "rule of law" and to prevent unauthorized immigrants from committing crimes against US citizens. The liberal N.C. Budget and Tax Center criticized the bill. Both the immigrant community and the non-immigrant community alike.

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