AUSTIN (AP) — Drug testing for welfare recipients and another crack at a statewide texting-while-driving ban are among bills lawmakers are filing ahead of the first legislative session under Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.

Most of nearly 300 bills submitted Monday won’t survive the new 140-day session that begins in January. But the proposals offer a glimpse into a new Legislature that was dramatically reshaped by last week’s elections.

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Abbott has yet to lay out his own legislative priorities but has pledged to make open carry legal. He’s also said he wouldn’t object to repealing the so-called Texas DREAM Act that gives in-state tuition rates to students who are in the country illegally.

One proposal would require drug testing for welfare recipients. That comes two years after Texas passed a similar mandate for unemployment benefits.

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