Texas Bill Would Expand Right to Try Act, Further Rejecting Some FDA Restrictions on Personal Choice

AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 3, 2016) – A bill filed for the 2017 legislative session would expand the Texas “Right to Try” law, setting the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by patients with severe chronic diseases.

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Texas Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 21, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Texas Senate for the 2017 legislative session would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Texas Bills Would Create Process to Review and Block Unconstitutional Federal Acts

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – During the 2017 session, the Texas legislature will consider bills creating a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of those that violate the Texas Bill of Rights. This process would set the stage to effectively block some federal laws in the Lone Star State.

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