A tough Texas bill cracking down on local police who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law has cleared a key legislative hurdle toward becoming law.
With the 16-14 vote Republican senators took a major step toward reassembling a catchall bill tightening initiative requirements that was crafted after voters approved a minimum wage increase in November.
The House and Senate have each passed their own versions of a permanent fund bill, significant given the discord on the issue previous year in the House, where a permanent fund bill died in committee.
The Republican-dominated House State Affairs Committee voted 7-5 along party lines to send the bill to the full chamber for what is expected to be a heated debate and floor vote as early as next week.
The bill would have put the issue on the 2018 ballot.
Fines for a first offense would total $136 while second and subsequent offenses could cost drivers up to $235. The Senate passed the new version on concurrence Wednesday afternoon (28-6), along with some minor amendments, and the House signed off on the final version Thursday (74-24). The House version is being carried by state Rep. All legislators can be a productive member of committees during the legislative break to truly vet the issues.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a sanctuary cities crackdown a top priority, and President Donald Trump has made stricter federal immigration policy and vows to wall off the entire, almost 2,000-mile U.S. -Mexico border a centerpiece of his administration.
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A Senate panel approved a bill by St. Petersburg Sen. "Also, by targeting those exclusively responsible for not complying with detainer requests, there is no need for removal of state grant funds", Geren said.
"This provides us a great opportunity, " O'Leary said. "While we would prefer a clean bill without the new taproom limitations, the limits are set high enough that they will not impact what any breweries are now doing".
281, also known as the Colorado Citizen Protection against Sanctuary Policies Act, on Monday, to prohibit sanctuary policies that impede the enforcement of immigration law in the state.
Abbott has already ordered the state to withhold $1.5 million from Travis County, money that also supported projects such as family violence education and a special court for veterans.
The bill has floundered in both the House and Senate for over the past couple years but today Iowa state Sen. The state has been using savings to get by.
O'Leary said the main function of the new facility is to can and keg beer so it can be exported to multiple locations across the state, including Billings.
"Ultimately, it will make communities less safe", Adler said.