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Texas Bill Prohibiting Local Nondiscrimination Laws (HB 2899)

This law was last updated on Dec 7, 2017

This law is Anti–LGBTQ




HB 2899


Failed to Pass


Mar 6, 2017


Co-sponsors: 7
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 8


Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ

Full Bill Text

HB 2899 would prohibit local political subdivisions from enacting any measures meant to protect a class of persons from discrimination, or reduce or expand a class of persons protected under state law from discrimination.

Any order, ordinance, or other measure that is adopted by a political subdivision prior to this bill becoming law would be considered null and void.

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

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 4097/SB 92.

Similar to HB 1556/SB 1155, which failed to pass in 2016.