Robert Miller, Chair of Locke Lord’s Texas Public Law Section and Co-Chair of its Public Law and Policy Practice Group, was quoted by Texas Lawyer on the effects of COVID-19 and the 2021 winter storm on the Texas legislative session. The Texas Legislature passed fewer bills than usual, and Miller noted the pandemic and weather emergency put a damper on typical operations for both lawmakers and lobbyists. He also commented on lawmakers’ competing priorities during the session.
“It’s been a conservative session on social issues, and that has caused fights by Democrats in the House, resulting in some of the Senate’s priorities on social conservatism not passing, and then it resulted in the Senate killing House bills,” he said.
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