District Judge Briefs Area Lawyers On Legislative Bills – Longview News-Journal

District judge briefs area lawyers on legislative bills – Longview News-Journal

124th District Judge Alfonso Charles gave area lawyers a rundown on a number of bills in the Legislature during the annual meeting of the Gregg County Bar Association on Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Charles also talked about how difficult it is for bills to pass and go to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. For instance, he said members of the House of Representatives filed 5,849 bills or resolutions from Nov. 1 through Monday.
But in 2015, only 1,203 House and Senate bills became law, Charles said.
“It’s like a 1/7 or 1/8 chance,” he said after his presentation.
Charles said afterward that he does not …

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