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Patrick Praises Passage of SB 4

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is praising the Texas Senate's passage of Senate Bill 4, earlier this week.

The Lt. Governor issued a statement on his website, saying, "No city in Texas should be allowed to ignore the law. I congratulate Sen. Perry on today’s vote in the Senate to pass SB 4 and thank him for his commitment to keeping our communities safe. Ending sanctuary cities was one of my top priorities and I am pleased that we are acting swiftly on the agenda of the people of Texas."

The bill, which was drafted by Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) has been nicknamed the Sanctuary Cities Bill.

The Texas Senate passed the bill, by a 20-10 vote.

Photo by Houston Chronicle

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