Texas Sonogram Bill Receives Final Passage, Headed to Gov. Perry’s Desk for Signature
Today, the Texas House voted to “concur” with the Senate to pass the sonogram Bill. That is the final legislative step. The sonogram bill now will be sent to Gov. Perry who has already said he will sign it into law. Because the sonogram bill passed with over 2/3rds support in both chambers, the bill will become effective immediately when Gov. Perry signs it.
Great thanks go to Sen. Dan Patrick and Rep. Sid Miller for leading this vital effort. Thanks also goes to Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus for making this effort a top priority; and so many Senate and House members for their support of this legislation.
Thank you so much to all the Texans around the state that called their elected officials, sent them letters and emails, and personally visited with them at the Capitol or in their districts. Thanks also to so many of people that we have had the pleasure of working with everyday at the Capitol here in Austin, on this issue.
More information about the sonogram bill (HB 15), can be found here. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB15