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Safety

As our state’s economy thrives and our population booms, Texas families and communities face new threats to their physical and financial safety. On the road, on the job, and in the home, Texans are looking for meaningful protections and strong accountability measures. So, priority one for lawmakers should be to adopt common sense steps to put the safety of Texas families and small business owners first.

Fight for a Safe Texas

The freedom to raise a family, build a business, and thrive in the Texas economy is only possible if our citizens’ physical and financial safety is protected. Tell your legislator to put families and businesses first by adopting common sense policies that protect our roads, homes, and businesses.

Latest from Safety

  • Protect Children. Punish Predators. Oppose the Immunity Amendment to HB 5

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    HB 5 seeks to improve the foster care system. But a dangerous immunity amendment tacked on in the Senate would give immunity to private contractors that make placement decisions. If they negligently place these children in the hands of predators, these private entities should face full accountability. Immunity only leads to danger. Keep kids safe. Oppose this immunity amendment.

  • 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:

  • Press Release: New Report Details Texas' Tragic Experience with Medical Malpractice Laws

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Ware Wendell, Executive Director of Texas Watch, a non-partisan citizen advocacy organization that has sought to protect patients and preserve access to justice since 1998, released the following statement regarding the organization’s latest report on Texas' harsh medical malpractice laws: