Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday called an immediate special session to finish up a series of priorities that were not completed by the state’s constitutionally mandated adjournment on the 140th day of the regular session, which this year fell on Memorial Day.
“Many critical items remain that must be passed,” Abbott said in a statement. “Several special sessions will be required. To ensure that each priority receives the time and attention it deserves to pass into law, only a few will be added each session.”