Ending Forced Annexation (HB 347) Signed into Law

Ending Forced Annexation (HB 347) Signed into Law

June 3, 2019

 
I am pleased to announce that HB 347, which I was the Senate Sponsor, has been signed by the Governor and has taken immediate effect. This major piece of legislation eliminates forced…

Capitol Update (SINE DIE EDITION)

Capitol Update (SINE DIE EDITION)

May 29, 2019

 
 
Greetings from your Texas Capitol! Or, in this case, from Senate District 22! Yes, the 86th legislative session has officially adjourned sine die, and I am back in the district at home…

Capitol Update (5-10-19)

Capitol Update (5-10-19)

May 10, 2019

 
Greetings from your Texas Capitol! We’re down to the wire, and through the legislature will not formally adjourn sine die until May 27th, several critical deadlines for the passage of bills will…

Capitol Update (4-25-19)

Capitol Update (4-25-19)

April 25, 2019

 
Greetings from your Texas Capitol! The clock is ticking, and with only 32 days left in the regular legislative session, this is a critical time for many of the bills filed by…

Capitol Update (4-11-19)

Capitol Update (4-11-19)

April 11, 2019

 
Greetings from your Texas Capitol! To put it simply, we are now deep in the throes of the legislative session. With just 46 days left before sine die, the House and Senate…

Capitol Update (3-29-19)

Capitol Update (3-29-19)

March 29, 2019

 
 
Greetings from your Texas Capitol! Since our last Capitol Update, we have officially passed the constitutional 60-day threshold before which bills cannot be voted out of the Texas House or Senate. Since…