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Texas Law Enabling Cit­i­zens to Sue Over Local Ordi­nances Pre-Empt­ed by State Laws Takes Effect

HB 2127, a Texas law passed this year to empower citizens to challenge local ordinances pre-empted by state law, goes into effect today, September 1.  

September 01, 2023 | Press Release

Texas Law For­bid­ding Gen­der Tran­si­tion” Hor­mone and Sur­gi­cal Inter­ven­tions for Minors Takes Effect

SB 14, a state law passed this year to prohibit drug and surgical “gender transition” interventions for minors, goes into effect today, September 1.

September 01, 2023 | Press Release

Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al Files Appeal to Texas Supreme Court, Block­ing Dis­trict Judge’s Rul­ing and Uphold­ing Pro­tec­tions For Chil­dren From Gen­der Tran­si­tion” Procedures

The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) filed a Notice of Accelerated Interlocutory Appeal directly to the Texas Supreme Court in Loe, et al. v. State of Texas, et al, under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 6.001(b) and Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 29.1(b).

August 25, 2023 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Inter­venes in Law­suit Chal­leng­ing City of Austin’s Unlaw­ful Sick Leave Ordinance

“The Austin City Council's disdain and blatant disregard for the rule of law is an attempt to unlawfully and inappropriately usurp the authority of the state lawmakers chosen by Texas voters and must be stopped,” Attorney General Paxton said.

April 30, 2018

AG Pax­ton Applauds Final Judg­ment for Car­son Coun­ty Home­own­ers in White Deer ISD Lawsuit

“Local governments simply cannot selectively ignore state law,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I am pleased that this court recognized that White Deer ISD violated the Texas Constitution when they took hard-earned money from homeowners without their vote or consent. My office remains committed to standing up for homeowners and taxpayers throughout the state.”

April 11, 2018

AG Pax­ton Asks SCOTX to Strike Down Ille­gal Bag Bans in Lare­do and Across Texas

“Laredo and Austin, among others, flout the law when they unlawfully pass the burden of solid waste management to residents and retailers through illegal bag bans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Municipalities do not get to violate Texas law just because they feel like it. This case gives the Texas Supreme Court the opportunity to uphold the law so that the ruling can be used to invalidate illegal bag bans statewide.”

January 11, 2018