The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a version of the bill dubbed the Sandra Bland Act.
Senate Bill 1849 – which focused on mental health issues in Texas jails – passed with a 31-0 vote. KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman report provisions related to police stops were removed from the bill before its passage.
SB 1849 will now be sent to the Texas House for consideration.
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This story will be updated with more information.