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Accountability

Accountability

When bad actors put the lives and livelihoods of Texas families at risk, that wrongdoer should be held accountable. This simple concept, immortalized in the Seventh Amendment of our constitution, is under attack. Texans are slowly being stripped of their legal rights in favor of special interests. Texas families and businesses need strong accountability protections that ensure real consequences for bad actors.

Stop the Frankenstein Bill

Combining two dangerous anti-consumer bills into one "Frankenstein" bill, H.R. 1927 strikes two tremendous blows to consumers and injured workers. 

Latest from Accountability

  • Press Release: Bill that lets cheating landlords off the hook passes Senate

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Today, the Texas Senate passed SB 873, which lets cheating landlords off the hook. Currently, when tenants are overcharged on their water bill, residents can band together to hold their landlord accountable in court. But, the proposed legislation breaks up these claims, forcing tenant disputes into a bureaucratic process run by the Public Utility Commission that few, if any, will access.

  • Innovation, not immunity

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Today, Texas Watch submitted written testimony against SB 2205, which immunizes manufacturers and developers of autonomous vehicles in certain cases. We believe that the Texas Legislature should fight for innovation, not immunity. Read the full testimony below:

  • Pure gravy

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    HB 1774 and SB 10, more aptly referred to as the Blue Tarp Bills, reduce incentives for insurers to pay valid claims on time and in full. By slashing the penalty for insurers that delay and underpay Texas families, businesses, churches, and schools from 18% to 10%, the bills are a giveaway for insurers. The illicit profits they would make from slow-paying their customers would be...pure gravy. 

    Sign the petition to preserve policyholder protections here