‘BATHROOM BILL’ DIES AS SPECIAL SESSION ENDS

  

Texas "bathroom bill" died again late Tuesday along with several of Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands.

It is the second time that bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again.

Corporate heavyweights from Amazon to Exxon Mobil lined up against the measure, as did numerous law enforcement agencies, and opponents celebrated the latest failure despite the support from the governor and influential social conservatives.

The 30-day special session ended on day 29, as the chambers left early, unable to agree on an Abbott-backed property tax bill.

Abbott's office did not directly address questions about whether he would call another special session.

Without another special session, Texas lawmakers won't return to work again until 2019.