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Lisa Scheps, the Hon. Garnet Coleman, Katy Stewart
Randall Terrell, Tammi Wallace, the Hon. Mark Strama

2013 – 83rd Regular Session

The 83rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The 31 members of the Texas Senate and the 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives will consider legislation that directly impacts the lives of 25 million Texans.

Throughout the 83rd legislative session, Equality Texas will aggressively advocate and lobby for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. 
 
When the Texas Legislature is in session, our Legislative Information Center provides important information about Equality Texas’ current legislative work. This includes: information on bills in our legislative agenda, information on other bills we are monitoring, committee assignments and status of bills, and any action alerts/calls to action on specific bills. We invite you to review the information herein and sign up for our action alerts so that you may play an active role in supporting equal rights for all Texans. 

Legislative Agenda 


SB 73 by Ellis - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.
 
SB 237 by Van de Putte - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
 
SB 480 by Hinojosa - Relating to the formation of a civil union between persons of the same sex.


SB 538 by Rodriguez - Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

SB 831 by Taylor -- Relating to lists of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.
 
SB 1316 by by Whitmire - Relating to removing gender restrictions in the "Romeo & Juliet" affirmative defense to the prosecution of indecency with a child. 
 
SB 1486 by Watson - Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuials.
 
SJR 29 by Rodriguez - Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
 
HB 58 by Burnam - Related to monies for women's health care services.
 
HB 201 by Anchia - Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.
 
HB 226 by Thompson - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.
 
HB 238 by Villarreal - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 
 
HB 465 by Johnson - Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification.
 
HB 541 by Alonzo - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.
 
HB 1140 by Naishtat - Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals.
 
HB 1146 by Johnson - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
 
HB 1300 by Burnam -  Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
 
HB 1696 by Farrar - Relating to educational programs regarding homosexual conduct.
 
HB 1701 by Farrar - Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.
 
HB 2240 by Turner -- Relating to a study on homeless youth 
 
HB 2402 by González, Mary - Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools.
 
HB 2403 by González, Mary - Relating to removing gender restrictions in the "Romeo & Juliet" affirmative defense to the prosecution of indecency with a child.
 
HB 2482 by Alvarado -- Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state.
 
HB 3225 by Coleman - Relating to training for public school educators in identifying mental health and suicide risks among students.
 
HB 3230 by Coleman - Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information.
 
HB 3232 by Coleman - Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.
 
HB 3322 by Coleman - Relating to removing gender restrictions in the "Romeo & Juliet" affirmative defense to the prosecution of indecency with a child.
 
HB 3324 by Coleman - Relating to an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of gender identity or expression.
 
HB 3327 by Coleman -- Relating to lists of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.   


HJR 77 by Anchia
 
- Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
 
HJR 78 by Coleman - Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.


 


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