- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The first bill passed by both Texas chambers is on its way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk - a logistical and administrative measure for the Health and Human Services Commission.

Sponsored by Republican Rep. Four Price, the bill passed the Texas House on Thursday 143-0. It previously cleared the Senate.

Although the bill was quite detailed - its 2,275 pages stacked more than a foot high - Price said that it didn’t change policy or give the commission more authority.

He said it was the result of a review of the agency and took months to craft. The bill removes archaic language and explains relationships between the executive commissioner and agencies, among other things.

Price said the bill was so long that he only read it entirely twice.

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