Texas Bill Prohibiting Certain Transactions Between the State and Abortion Facilities (SB 855)
This law was last updated on Feb 22, 2017
SB 855 would prohibit a governmental entity from entering into a taxpayer resource transaction with an abortion facility that performs elective abortions or an affiliate of the facility that performs elective abortions.
The bill defines taxpayer resource transaction to mean:
“[…]a sale, purchase, lease, donation of money, goods, services, or real property, or any other transaction between a governmental entity and a private entity that provides to the private entity something of value derived directly or indirectly from state or local tax revenue, regardless of whether the governmental entity receives something of value in return. The term does not include the provision of basic governmental services, including fire and police protection.”
The bill would grant the attorney general power to bring an action in the name of the state to enjoin a violation of this provision.
Companion bill to HB 1936.