Governor Greg Abbott announced Special Session #3 that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 9 and issued a proclamation identifying agenda items for the special session.

Special Session #3 agenda items include:

  • EDUCATION FREEDOM:¬†Legislation providing education savings accounts for all Texas schoolchildren.
  • BORDER SECURITY:
    • Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration by creating a criminal offense for illegal entry into this state from a foreign nation and authorizing all licensed peace officers to remove illegal immigrants from Texas.
    • Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by increasing the penalties for criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house.
    • Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by providing more funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure.
  • PUBLIC SAFETY:¬†Legislation concerning public safety, security, environmental quality, and property ownership in areas like the Colony Ridge development in Liberty County, Texas.
  • ENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS:¬†Legislation prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers.