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Texas Bill Prohibiting Certain Transactions Between the State and Abortion Providers (HB 1929)

This law was last updated on Aug 29, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 1929


Failed to Pass


Feb 19, 2019


Co-sponsors: 58
Primary Sponsors: 5
Total Sponsors: 63


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

HB 1929 would prohibit a governmental entity from entering into a taxpayer resource transaction with an abortion provider or an affiliate of an abortion provider. The bill would essentially prohibit taxpayer dollars at both the state and local level from being used to fund abortion facilities and affiliates.

The bill defines “taxpayer resource transaction” to mean:

[…]a sale, purchase, lease, or donation of money, goods, services, or real property, or any other transaction between a governmental entity and a private entity or individual that provides to the private entity or individual 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 bill would grant the attorney general power to bring an action in the name of the state to enjoin a violation of this provision.

This would not apply to a facility that performs an abortion to prevent a patient’s death or serious impairment.

Related Legislation

Similar to SB 22 and SB 389.

Similar to HB 14, HB 163, SB 4, and SB 77, all of which failed to pass during the 2017 special legislative session.

Similar to HB 1936/SB 855, which failed to pass during the regular 2017 legislative session.

Latest Action

2/19/19 – Introduced.