AUSTIN, Texas — Families who lost loved ones in the Santa Fe High School shooting got a victory at the state capitol.

Many of them traveled to Austin this week to protest a bill that would give people convicted of crimes as teenagers earlier parole dates. It would have included the accused Santa Fe shooter.

The families told KHOU after their testimony the author agreed to remove mass murderers from the bill. Gov. Greg Abbott also tweeted his support for the Santa Fe families’ request.