House passes bill requiring students, police learn how to interact with each other

00 The Texas House preliminarily approved a Senate bill that would require all high school students, future drivers and police officers in the state to learn how to interact with…

House passes the Sandra Bland Act

00 The Texas House initially approved the Sandra Bland Act on Friday with a unanimous vote. The body now has to vote on the mental health bill one more time…

Texas House passes court security bill

00 The Texas House on Tuesday gave unanimous preliminary approval to a court security bill inspired by a 2015 assassination attempt on an Austin judge. The chamber needs to pass the…

'Sandra Bland Act' doesn't address cause of her arrest, family says

00 The family of Sandra Bland on Saturday called a bill in her honor a “missed opportunity,” after lawmakers whittled down the criminal justice reform bill to legislation focusing mostly…

Texas Senate passes Sandra Bland Act

00 The Texas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting people with mental illnesses who are arrested and may harm themselves in jail. The legislation — Senate…

Rep. Dutton: If "raise the age" bill dies in Senate, he'll kill Senate bills

00 State Rep. Harold Dutton Jr., D-Houston, has set his crosshairs on Senate bills Wednesday after learning that a major criminal justice reform bill that he authored was not only…

Sandra Bland Act gets nod from Texas Senate panel

00 The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday approved its version of the Sandra Bland Act, which aims to comprehensively change the way police and civilians interact. The Senate version of…

House passes bill to raise age of criminal responsibility from 17 to 18

00 The age of criminal responsibility in Texas would rise from 17 to 18 under a bill House lawmakers passed Thursday.  House Bill 122, known as the “Raise the Age”…

Outlook uncertain for bill to raise age of criminal responsibility

00 Democratic state Sen. John Whitmire of Houston, head of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, says a bill that would raise the age of adult criminal responsibility in Texas from…

Sandra Bland's mother urges House committee to pass bill named after her daughter

00 Like many people who testify before lawmakers, Geneva Reed-Veal was a frustrated witness Tuesday. After dozens of others had chimed in on racial disparities in traffic stops, jail suicides…