Speaker of the House Dade Phelan announced additional key priorities aimed at “defending the state’s economic growth over the past two years and creating an opportunity for even more development.” The Speaker identified the following bills as making up the broader legislative priority package:

  • HB 5 (Hunter) Relating to agreements to create jobs and to generate state and local tax revenue for this state
    • Referred to Ways & Means
  • HB 8 (VanDeaver) Relating to the administration, coordination, and support of public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program and an Advanced Career and Education (ACE) scholarship program for students enrolled in dual credit courses
    • Referred to Higher Education
  • HB 19 (Murr) Relating to the creation of a specialty trial court to hear certain cases; authorizing fees
    • Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence