Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is backing Senate Bill 12, according to his website.
The Lt. Governor responded favorably to the bill filed by Senator Royce West (D-Dallas), last week. The Lt. Governor issued a statement, saying “I have made it a priority this legislative session to give all Texas officers on patrol bulletproof vests that can withstand rifle rounds. I commend Sen. West for filing this important bill to help protect our brave men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives every day to protect us. The least we can do for the families of our police officers is to make sure that when they leave home to protect our communities they have the best protection possible.”
Patrick issued his statement on Thursday.