Legislative Priorities of the Republican Party of Texas
As adopted at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention July 2020 in the order of importance deemed by the delegates to the State Convention:
RESOLVED, that we, the Republican Party of Texas, urge the Texas Senate and House Republican Caucuses to adopt these legislative priorities as their own.
Election Integrity (Major Victory in Special Session! Still need felony penalties as of January 1, 2022)
Require citizenship verification of each voter, and felony penalties for Election Code violations that threaten election integrity.
Restore the rights of individuals, organizations and businesses, to exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs by prohibiting local ordinances, state laws, or executive orders that violate those rights.
Children and Gender Modification (Ignored by Legislature as of January 1, 2022)
Abolish the following practices for minors: intervention to prevent the natural progression of puberty; administration of opposite sex hormones; and performance of any type of gender reassignment surgery.
Abolition of Abortion (Thank you for the Heartbeat Bill!)
Abolish abortion by ensuring the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization.
Constitutional Carry (Thank you for Constitutional Carry!)
Restore legal Texas firearms owners’ rights to carry them openly or concealed without a permit, while maintaining the option of a permit for reciprocity purposes.
Monument Protection (Ignored by Legislature as of January 1, 2022)
All monuments or markers in our state shall be protected by law from being removed, defaced, destroyed, or otherwise dishonored. In particular, specific protection shall be given to the Alamo Cenotaph which shall not be removed from its current location off the Alamo Battlefield footprint.
School Choice for All (Ignored by Legislature as of January 1, 2022)
Empower parents and guardians to choose from public, private, charter, or homeschool options for their children’s education using tax credits or exemptions without government restraint or intrusion.
Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying (Ignored by Legislature as of January 1, 2022)
Abolish all forms of taxpayer-funded lobbying.