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Note: The below information is as of the 2016 RPT convention and has not yet been updated with information from the 2018 platform and legislative priorities committees.
Banning red light cameras
Reforming the property tax system
Requiring Identification at polling sites to ensure ballot integrity
Making housing more affordable by removing regulatory burdens
Overhauling the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Expansion of the Texas Compassionate Use Act
School Choice through means of tax exemptions and/or credits
Interpreting the U.S. Constitution as originally intended and as actually written
Reducing government spending
Reforming the immigration system
Securing our borders (both borders)
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REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
As an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas we support the following RPT legislative initiatives:
These priorities are from the delegates of the 2016 Republican Party of Texas State Convention.
Pass constitutional carry while maintaining licensing as optional for reciprocity purposes.
Abolish abortion by enacting legislation to stop the murder of unborn children; and to ignore and refuse to enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings, which would deprive an unborn child of the right to life.
Securing Our Borders
Prioritize the allocation of funds to effectively secure the border through whatever means necessary, including but not limited to barriers, personnel, and technology over land, sea, and air, because the federal government refuses to secure the southern border of Texas.
Convention of States
Call for a limited Article V convention of states for the specific purpose of restricting the power of the federal government, including the implementation of term limits, and balanced budget amendment. Any proposed amendments must be ratified by ¾ of the states.
Property Tax Reform
To replace the property tax system with an alternative other than the income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.
We request the Republican State Chair and the State Republican Executive Committee to utilize reasonable Party resources necessary to promote and support passage. It should be understood that these five priorities are not meant to diminish the requirement for the legislature to address the full platform of planks.
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS PRINCIPLES
As an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas we support the following RPT principles:
These principles are from the delegates of the 2016 Republican Party of Texas State Convention.
“The laws of nature and nature’s God” and we support the strict adherence to the original language and intent of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutions of the United States and of Texas.
The sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death.
Preserving American and Texas sovereignty and freedom.
Limiting government power to those items enumerated in the United States and Texas Constitutions.
Personal accountability and responsibility.
Note: The members of Hill Co YR chose to leave off the second half of principle 6 which reads as follows: "founded on the traditional marriage of a natural man and a natural woman."
Having an educated population, with parents having the freedom of choice for the education of their children.