Lawmakers late night filing bills before midnight deadline

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 10:21 PM

AUSTIN -- It was a late night Thursday for Texas lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Elected state officials had until midnight to file their individual, pet-projects as bills before the House.

One of the stand out discussions at the Capitol had to do with the passage of a bill that will prohibit private citizens from using drones for surveillance or spying. The bill does include certain exceptions for law enforcement.

On Friday, the full House votes on which bills should go to the Texas Senate for approval.

One Texas lawmaker, Jason Villalba of Dallas, told KVUE News that he believes the tabling of a bill that would increase automobile registration fees will certainly mean a special session. 

The deadline for the state Senate to file bills is Wednesday, May 25th.

 

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