GOP Texas Bill Would Force Referendum On Secession

Texas Scorecard reports:

On the 187th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo, the question of staying in the American union or declaring independence is again being put up for consideration in the Texas Legislature.

State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R–Royse City) has filed House Bill 3596, which, if passed, would put to voters in the next general election the question of whether Texas will leave the union or stay.

According to the “TEXIT Referendum Act,” if passed, a referendum will be placed on the ballot during the November election, asking people to vote for or against the proposition, “Should the State of Texas reassert its status as an independent nation?”

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Last week Slaton appeared here for his property tax relief bill that specifically excludes LGBTQ couples. Slaton, who is fond of making public appearances carrying an assault weapon and wearing a belt of ammunition, first appeared on JMG in March 2021 when he introduced a bill making abortion a death penalty crime for doctors and even women who undergo the procedure. Last year he introduced a bill requiring genital exams for trans athletes in public schools.