SB 133, which relates to mental health first-aid training for school district employees, passed the Senate in March. The bill passed the House on May 26 and was sent to the governor’s office.
SB 239, which relates to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals, was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 3 and will take effect Sept. 1.
R-Georgetown, Elected: 2012, 512-463-0105
SB 3519 extends Medicaid reimbursement for home telemonitoring services for patients with certain conditions through 2019. The bill passed the Senate on May 24, and the House signed the bill May 31. It was sent to the governor June 1 and awaits his signature.
SB 1032 allows state employees to work flexible hours or work from home or an alternative worksite to ease rush-hour traffic congestion and enhance public safety. The bill passed the Senate on April 22 and the House on May 25. It was sent to the governor May 27 and awaits his signature.
D-Austin, Elected: 2006, 512-463-0114
Campbell said her biggest accomplishments of the session are more funding for roads, stronger protection of water resources, increased funding for border security and $3.8 billion in tax cuts.
Campbell said her biggest disappointment was not passing legislation allowing parents to choose where to send their children to school.
R-New Braunfels • Elected: 2013, 512-463-0125
HB 910 would allow individuals with a concealed handgun license to openly carry guns in public. It passed the House on April 20 and the Senate on May 29. The bill was sent to the governor June 1 and awaits his signature.
HB 32 reduces the state franchise tax from 1 percent of taxable margin to 0.75 percent. The Senate passed the bill May 24, and the House approved it May 28. The bill was sent to the governor June 1 and awaits his signature.
R-Austin • Elected: 2010, 512-463-0652
Howard said her biggest accomplishments of the session are preventing large funding cuts to vital programs and preventing passage of any anti-LGBT bills.
Howard said she was disappointed to have not restored funding to the public and higher education budgets to pre-2011 levels, before the budgets were cut. She said she plans to continue to unify House members to address the budgets.
D-Austin • Elected: 2006, 512-463-0631
HB 1807, which requires the state to list postsecondary educational programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was sent to the governor May 29.
HB 1338, which by September 2017 establishes a training program for peace officers and first-responders for interacting with anyone who may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, was sent to the governor May 28.
D-Austin, Elected: 1990, 512-463-0668