Days left in the Texas legislative session are running short and deadlines for bills under consideration already have begun to pass. Here’s where some bills of local and state interest were as of Wednesday:

• House Bill 1182 proposes new criminal penalties for people who use fake medical passes to cut the line on Texas ferries. The bill has passed the House, but still needs to be heard by a Senate committee and be voted on by the Senate. House bills needing Senate approval “realistically” have until the 130th day of the session to be passed, according to the Texas Legislative Council.

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

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Gary Scoggin

Well I’m glad that they got that Bowie Knife Bill done. Imagine Texas going all these years without an official knife.

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