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Second Amendment Sales-Tax Weekend (SB 228): Yesterday, the Senate Bill 228 passed the Texas Senate. This legislation establishes a tax-free weekend would take place in advance of the fall hunting season, which begins on September 1st. Since 2009, retailers in east and southeast Texas have been at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to their Louisiana counterparts. Louisiana, among other states, adopted a sales tax holiday similar to the one we've passed today in the Senate. Providing this sales tax break prior to the start of hunting season will be an economic driver for small businesses and will provide our hunters much deserved savings. I am pleased to encourage and improve opportunities for all Texans to enjoy their Second Amendment rights.