© 2021
background_fid.jpg
In touch with the world ... at home on the High Plains
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Panhandle legislators get in on pre-filing

pre_filing_billfiling_line_JPG_800x1000_q100.JPG
Elise Hu
/
texastribune.org

Texas lawmakers filed 365 bills on the first day of pre-filing.  Panhandle representatives made a number of contributions.  

The Amarillo Globe News reported State Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, filed proposals to fund 64 construction and renovation projects at public universities, and address high-stakes testing at high schools.  State Representative Four Price filed three bills.  One requiring public colleges and universities to post mental health information on their website. 

Pre-filing continues until Jan. 12, the day before the 84th Texas Legislature convenes. 

Other submissions include issues like texting while driving, open carry, gay marriage, and raising the minimum wage.