The Texas bill to create an ombuds privilege ended without a full Senate vote this weekend. The bill, HB 3578, was under consideration by the Senate Jurisprudence Committee when the Texas legislature adjourned its biennial session in partisan rancor. Although the ombuds bill garnered no attention in the mainstream press, it received a unanimous vote in the House and a favorable reaction in committee hearings. (HB 3578 History; Houston Chronicle.)
Overall, there should be considerable satisfaction for the success that was achieved.
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