Hundreds of pieces of legislation were filed in he first few hours of bill filing Monday for the next legislative session in Austin.
As of 11:30 a.m., 400 bills were field ahead of the session that begins Jan. 9 at the state capitol.
Monday is the first day legislators and legislators-elect can file bills to be considered by the 86th Legislature.
Among the 292 bills filed in the House, one, HB131, filed by Rep Joe Moody, D-El Paso, would allow guns to be taken from people who pose an immediate threat to themselves or others
Another, HB 49, filed by Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, would give Texas the option to end participation in daylight saving time. Two states, Arizona and Hawaii stay on standard time throughout the year. California voters last week passed a proposition that gives its state legislature the go ahead to become the first state to stay on daylight saving time permanently, pending federal approval.
Legislation filed in the Senate includes SB 79, filed by Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, which would repeal requirement, passed in 2017, for school buses to have three-point seatbelts.
Another, SB 36, filed by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, would provide free, full day pre-k for non-English speaking 4-year olds. Zaffirini is also sponsoring SB 45, which would require a space in the state capitol and other state buildings, separate from a bathroom, to allow women to breast feed or pump.
More than 2,000 bills are typically filed in a legislative session, with less than 20 percent becoming state law.