Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, shares a laugh with Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, left, and Sen. John Whitmire, right, in the Senate Chambers, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, shares a laugh with Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, left, and Sen. John Whitmire, right, in the Senate Chambers, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay AP
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, shares a laugh with Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, left, and Sen. John Whitmire, right, in the Senate Chambers, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay AP