House Representative

Bell, Cecil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/06/2017

REPRESENTATIVE BELL'S TEXAS STATE SOVEREIGNTY ACT WAS VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE

The Texas Sovereignty Act, or HB 2338, has been voted out of committee by a margin of 5 to 2. The bill is now eligible to go to Calendars to determine when it can be voted on by the full Texas House of Representatives.

On Feb. 23, State Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., introduced HB 2338. This legislation, known as the Texas Sovereignty Act, would form a permanent committee to review the constitutionality of federal laws, agency regulations, executive orders, court rulings, and other federal directives. It also calls upon elected officials to uphold their oaths and stand firmly against any federal action that would undermine the sovereignty of Texas and the principles of the 10th Amendment.

“I believe the legislation I introduced," stated Cecil Bell "will pave the way for Texas and other states to enforce the state and federal sovereignty our founders intended.”

Should the committee determine a federal action to be unconstitutional, HB 2338 authorizes the Attorney General to defend Texas and Texans. It also calls on law enforcement and other agencies to enforce Texas law and protects taxpayers by ensuring that our tax dollars are not spent on unconstitutional federal edicts or laws.

Contact: Ariane Marion