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Texas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act (HB 1556)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


State

Texas

Number

HB 1556

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 18, 2015

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.tx.us

HB 1556 would prohibit any county, municipality or other political subdivision from adopting or enforcing a local law, ordinance, resolution, rule or policy that creates a protected classification or prohibits discrimination on a basis not contained in state law.

The bill states that the intended purpose of the law is for “ensuring that businesses, organizations and employers doing business in this state are subject to uniform nondiscrimination laws and obligations.”

If passed, local measures enacted to protect LGBTQ people would be prohibited, and any such measure that existed prior would be null and void.

STATUS

Companion bill to SB 1155.


People