AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked committees of the Texas Senate to study 116 charges during the interim before the 2021 legislative session. These charges include 7 that were issued to the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety in September. Lt. Gov. Patrick made the following statement upon issuing the interim charges:
“The charges I am releasing today not only reflect my priorities but also include the priorities of the members of the Texas Senate. Senators will study these issues over the next year and hold hearings to get input from the people of Texas. Upon completion of the hearings they will determine whether additional legislation or policy changes are needed to address these critical issues. I am confident that the recommendations I receive from the committees following this process will help move us forward to create sound, conservative public policy to ensure the Texas economy remains strong and our state continues to be the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.
“I want to thank every senator in advance for the countless hours that will be required to address these charges. I appreciate their leadership and commitment to our great state and I look forward to their recommendations.”
Lt. Gov. Patrick’s 2019 interim charges are posted here.