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Lege Watch Abortion HJR 56The bill: House Joint Resolution 56Filed by: James Talarico, Democrat, District 52 (Round Rock)What it would do: The succinct resolution would add 31 words to the Texas constitution, under Section 68, Article III: “The legislature shall not pass a law that abridges an individual’s access to abortion care if the individual’s decision to access abortion care is made in consultation with a licensed physician.” Texas law requires that all constitutional amendments be approved directly by voters, so the resolution further specifies that the election to vote on the proposed amendment would occur on November 7, 2023, and offers specific language for how the amendment would appear on the ballot. If his bill is passed and the amendment is then approved by voters, another bill that Talarico…

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