As the Senate continued moving on the required Sunset legislation by passing out SBs 20 and 60 Wednesday afternoon, senators anticipated a quick move by Gov. Abbott to expand the special session agenda to include the other previously-announced issues ranging from school vouchers to abortion limitations to municipal ordinances. Senate Education Committee Chair gave colleagues a heads-up that he was planning to schedule a hearing for Friday morning (July 21) on the voucher and school finance commission bills.

The official hearing notices will not be available until after the governor's official announcement is made. The Senate is meeting shortly after midnight Wednesday night to take a final vote on the Sunset bills and the governor is expected to add the 19 additional issues to the agenda shortly afterward.