Spiller calls on governor for another special session

Texas State Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) (Spiller for Texas Photo)

JACKSBORO — Texas State Rep. David Spiller (R-Jacksboro) released a statement on Monday announcing he has asked Gov. Greg Abbott to call lawmakers back to Austin for a fourth special legislative session.

Spiller, who represents Texas House District 68 including Floyd County, said in a tweet that he has contacted the governor to request he call the additional session to address vaccine mandates as well as Spiller’s HB 141, which was filed and killed in the last special session.

Regarding vaccine mandates, Spiller said “the legislature must act immediately to address vaccine mandates in Texas.” As a firm believer in the principles of limited government and individual liberty, COVID-19 vaccines should be a voluntary decision made by individuals and families — not the government or employers.”

Spiller also called for the passing of HB 141, a bill he authored “relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain criminal offenses committed in the course of, or for the purpose of, avoiding a U.S. point of entry or law enforcement checkpoint, and increasing the penalties for such offenses.”

Spiller said the bill is “a vitally needed tool for law enforcement to combat the invasion of our state and the nation on our Texas border.”

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