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CREIGHTON TO AUTHOR PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION IN SPECIAL SESSION

July 7, 2017

Special Session Agenda

Austin, TX – Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) made the following statement after the announcement of his intention to author pro-life insurance reform legislation:

“No one should be forced to subsidize the cost of another’s elected abortion,” said Sen. Creighton. “As a pro-life state, we need to change our policies when it comes to health care. I am appreciative Governor Abbott has included protecting our unborn Texans in the upcoming special session and I look forward to leading on this important issue.”

The legislative intent is to prohibit Texans from subsidizing the cost of elective abortion procedures. The bill has previously passed out of the Senate numerous times. During the 85th Regular Legislative Session, Senator Creighton co-authored the bill.

Senator Creighton will also continue efforts to reform property taxes. During the regular legislative session, he co-authored Senate Bill 2 and was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to the conference committee to resolve differences on the bill between the two chambers.

“I was the first legislator to ask Governor Abbott for a special session to address property taxes,” said Senator Creighton. “I am committed to working hard on meaningful property tax reform and staying until the job is done – which Senate District 4 and all Texans deserve.”

In addition, Senator Creighton will be a co-author of municipal annexation reform legislation that will require more input from citizens who will be affected by proposed annexation. He co-authored the previous measure in the regular session, which passed out of the Senate.

“It is important to create legislation to allow for municipalities and industrial districts to collaborate and to reach a mutually-beneficial agreement,” concluded Senator Creighton.

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Senator Brandon Creighton represents Senate District 4, which encompasses Chambers, Jefferson and parts of Montgomery, Harris and Galveston Counties.