10:00 p.m. Religious Freedom Protection Final Vote Tomorrow, 2/3rds Support Needed! Bill did passed by 79-45, numerous members not present. HJR 135 will need 100 votes on final vote tomorrow, for 2/3rds majority because it is a constitutional amendment. The ACLU opposes HJR 135.
7:00 p.m. Still waiting on ruling for point of order. Deadline to pass this bill is 11:59 p.m., tonight.
3:45 p.m. Still waiting on a ruling on the point of order.
3:15 p.m. HJR 135 is update for debate and VOTE! Point of order has been called. Decision coming.
After hours of debate yesterday, the Texas House will vote TODAY on HJR 135, the constitutional amendment affirming religious freedom!
A state religious freedom constitutional amendment provides the best guarantee of lasting protection for citizens’ religious liberties in Texas from an overreaching legislature, government bureaucracy, or court. HJR 135 must pass by a 2/3rds majority because it is a constitutional amendment. This amendment would enshrine in our state constitution strong religious freedom protection for many years to come! This is the last day for a vote!
Please call your Texas House member today and ask him or her to follow Rep. Larry Phillips, the author of the bill, and vote for HJR 135! Please make sure your Representative votes for this important bill!
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