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Smithee Files Bills

Representative John Smithee has filed bills in the Texas legislature today.

Representative Smithee filed two bills today. Smithee's first bill relates to identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds. This bill is referred to as House Bill 1243.

Smithee's second bill invites the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to speak before a joint session of the legislature on February 1st. This bill passed today by a vote of 144-0.

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