Proclamation Adding Sanctuary Cities et al. to Special Session Call
TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED SESSION:
WHEREAS, the people of Texas, through their state constitution, have placed the power to call the legislature into special session in the hands of the chief executive officer of the state; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, First Called Session, have now convened to consider items presented to them by the governor;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of the State of Texas, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 8, and Article III, Section 40, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following subject matter to the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, First Called Session, for consideration:
Legislation relating to the use of the federal Secure Communities Program by law enforcement agencies, the issuance of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates, and the abolishment of sanctuary cities in Texas.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 7th day of June 2011.
Governor of Texas
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