State Rep. Mayes Middleton‘s proposal to enact a punishment for people who fake their way to the front of Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry lines is halfway to becoming a law.

The Texas House of Representatives last week voted to pass Middleton’s House Bill 1182, which would make it a misdemeanor offense to attempt to use a medical pass to board a Texas ferry without having proof of eligibility to do so. It would also be illegal to board the ferry with a counterfeit medical pass or “altered proof of eligibility.”

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Gary Scoggin

Good bill, Rep. Middleton. I appreciate your efforts on behalf of our district.

Bailey Jones

"Washington lawmakers last week passed legislation making Juneteenth an official state holiday." I had to google this since I hadn't heard about it. Washington state lawmakers, not Washington DC lawmakers. I was all excited for a minute.

Raymond Lewis

*Very* good clarification Mr. Jones. You saved me the trouble of researching (what seemed to be) a Washington DC passed bill.

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