Austin, TX (NBC) — Monday is the start of a second special legislative session in the Texas Senate after a filibuster prevented lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country.
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis made headlines with a 13-hour filibuster last week that stopped passage of a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
The bill is expected to be passed in the second special legislative session.
Lawmakers will also address funding transportation infrastructure projects and establishing a mandatory life sentence without parole for capital felony felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.
The second special session will start July 1 and will run for no more than 30 days.