#SB9 was one of the worst voter suppression bills in the country.
There are ongoing efforts to get voter suppression provisions onto other bills. But as a stand-alone bill, #SB9 died in committee.
Many Confederate monuments in TX & across the country were installed during the civil rights era to intimidate black Americans. Some, like the recently removed plaque at the Capitol, lie about history.
#SB1663 would have protected monuments that glorify the Confederacy
During the weekend, several bills we're following died in committee.
With a week left in the #txlege, we have to remain vigilant for attempts to revive bills as amendments to other bills. But, for now, as stand-alone pieces of legislation, these are dead: