D-Austin • Elected: 2006
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- SB 754 allows money from the Motorcycle Education Fund to be used for motorcycle safety and “Share the Road” campaigns. The bill passed the Senate on May 5 and the House on May 22. The governor signed it June 16.
- SB 188 and SB 189 aim to protect insurance policyholders from price hikes or cancellation for asking questions about their home, automotive or farm coverage. Both bills passed the House and Senate, and the governor signed SB 188 on June 16. SB 189 was sent to the governor May 30 and awaits his signature.
D-Laredo, Elected: 1987
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- Zaffirini sponsored HB 80, which would have made texting while driving illegal throughout the state. The bill fell one vote shy of passing in the Senate.
- The senator sponsored HB 2634, which closed a loophole that reduced competitive bidding for construction projects. The bill was signed by the governor June 17.
Sen. Donna Campbell[/caption]
Senator Donna Campbell, District 25
R-New Braunfels • Elected: 2013
512-463-0125 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 school choice legislation that would have established a grant program for students who choose to transfer to private school.
Rep. Jason Isaac[/caption]
Representative Jason Isaac, District 45
R-Dripping Springs • Elected: 2010
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- HB 2558 would limit the billing period of propane gas customers to 31 days. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature after passing in the House on May 17 and the Senate on May 26.
- HB 3405 would give the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District authority over groundwater in Hays County not regulated by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The bill passed the House on May 11 and the Senate on May 22. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.
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Representative Paul Workman, District 47
R-Austin • Elected: 2010
512-463-0652 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- HB 21 allows patients with terminal illnesses access to experimental medications and devices that are in clinical trials. The bill passed the House on April 22 and the Senate on May 22. The governor signed it June 16.
- HB 3994 prohibits physicians from performing abortions on minors without consent of a guardian, an order from a court or the existence of a medical emergency. The governor signed the bill June 12. The law takes effect starting
Rep. Donna Howard[/caption]
Representative Donna Howard, District 48
D-Austin • Elected: 2006
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- 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.
Rep. Elliott Naishtat[/caption]
Representative Elliott Naishtat, District 49
D-Austin • Elected: 1990
512-463-0668 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez[/caption]
Representative Eddie Rodriguez, District 51
D-Austin • Elected: 2002
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- Eligible high school students can take as many dual-credit courses as they want under HB 505, a bill the governor signed into law May 23.
- No final approval was granted for
HB 1891, which would have allowed struggling schools to adopt a community schools system model used in other areas with success.