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Factbox: Legislative scorecard for Texas governor Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans
Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has said he is weighing a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, designated six pieces of legislation as "emergency" items for the 2011 session of the Texas legislature.

The designation put those measures, many of which were priorities of conservative activists, on a fast track for the biennial legislative session in Texas that began in January and ended on May 30.

But lawmakers returned for a special session to work on a stalled school finance measure tied to the state budget, and Perry asked them to revisit some proposals that died during the regular session. The special session ended on Wednesday.

Here's a look at how Perry's original priorities fared during the regular and special session.

** IMMIGRATION

The legislation: Prohibits local governments from banning law enforcement officers from asking about the immigration status of people who are lawfully detained or arrested.

The outcome: Dead. The bill failed during the regular session and Perry added it to lawmakers' agenda for the special session. It failed again during the special session, partly because of opposition from business interests.

** EMINENT DOMAIN

The legislation: Seeks to protect property owners by cracking down on low-ball offers by state and local governments seeking to obtain private property and allows property owners in some cases to buy back their land if it is not used.

The outcome: The bill passed during the regular session and Perry signed it into law.

** VOTER ID

The legislation: Requires Texans to show photo identification to vote.

The outcome: The bill passed during the regular session and Perry signed it into law.

** BALANCE BUDGET RESOLUTION

The legislation: Urges Congress to submit to states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution calling for a balanced federal budget.

The outcome: The resolution passed during the regular session and Perry signed it.

** PRE-ABORTION SONOGRAMS

The legislation: Requires women seeking an abortion to first get a sonogram.

The outcome: The bill passed during the regular session and Perry signed it into law.

** LAWSUIT REFORM

The legislation: Seeks to crack down on frivolous lawsuits by penalizing lawsuit losers.

The outcome: The bill passed during the regular session and Perry signed it into law.

(Reporting by Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Greg McCune)

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