WHEREAS, approximately 9,000 delegates to the 2018 Texas Republican Convention adopted five legislative priorities which Republican voters expected the legislature to pass; and
WHEREAS, those five Republican Party of Texas (RPT) legislative priorities are (1) constitutional carry, (2) abolish taxpayer funded lobbying, (3) pass legislation to ban abortion and save lives such as PreNDA (Preborn Nondiscrimination Act) or the heartbeat bill, (4) reform property taxes by abolishing the Maintenance and Operations property school property tax, and (5) pass legislation to prohibit infringement of religious freedom and privacy by local governments; and
WHEREAS, the RPT and its grassroots activists were instrumental in once again producing a legislative majority of Republicans and sweep of statewide elected officials; and
WHEREAS, many Texas Republicans are looking for more progress on the five legislative priorities because we enjoy majorities in both chambers and hold the Governor’s mansion; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the State Republican Executive Committee brings forth an appeal to Governor Greg Abbott that he use his constitutional authority to call for a special session to pass the five RPT legislative priorities; and
THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Republican Executive Committee, in response to our Republican constituents, firmly yet respectfully beseeches the Legislature to make bold Texas-sized advances on the five conservative RPT legislative priorities; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Republican Executive Committee strongly opposes any expansion, by the Texas Legislature, of gun control laws and measures inconsistent with the Republican Party of Texas Platform; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution be distributed to all Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate, the Governor, and Lieutenant Governor.