The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has favorably reported State Rep. Elliott Naishtat's HJR 23, a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Texas governor authority to impose a moratorium. It will next go to the House Calendars Committee for possible scheduling for floor consideration. More on HJR 23 is here.
The Dallas Morning News editorial supporting HJR 23 is here.
A statement by Rep. Naishtat and Senate sponsor Eliot Shapleigh is here.