Area lawmakers file bills to start 85th Texas legislative session

Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeRep. Terry Wilson • District 20


R-Marble Falls • Elected: 2016
512-463-0309
terry.wilson@house.state.tx.us


(No bills pre-filed)


Campaign promises:




  • Immigration: secure the border, end sanctuary cities, reject amnesty

  • Second Amendment rights: eliminate regulations and gun-free zones

  • Pro-life: “put an end to abortion in Texas”

  • Education: eliminate ineffective education bureaucracies, reward passionate teachers





Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeRep. Paul Workman• District 47


R-Austin • Elected: 2010
512-463-0652
paul.workman@house.state.tx.us


Recent bills filed:




  • HB 262: relates to late applications for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation

  • HB 638: relates to prosecution for operating unmanned aircraft over a correctional facility or critical infrastructure facility

  • HB 734: relates to requiring driver’s education curriculum to include information regarding appropriate interactions with law enforcement





Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeRep. Donna Howard • District 48


D-Austin • Elected: 2006
512-463-0631
donna.howard@house.state.tx.us


Recent bills filed:




  • HB 631: relates to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention

  • HB 635: relates to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an event held in the Capitol Complex

  • HB 636: relates to a report on the range of potential fiscal impacts to the state resulting from judgments in pending suits against the state or a state agency





Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeSen. Kirk Watson • District 14


D-Austin • Elected: 2006
512-463-0114
kirk.watson@senate.state.tx.us


Recent bills filed:




  • SB 284: relates to acceptable forms of identification for voting

  • SB 290: relates to the state’s financial contribution to funding public education

  • SB 407: relates to closing loopholes that create exemptions in the Private Information Act for government entities

  • SB 417: relates to a notice to policyholders and agents of certain changes to property and casualty insurance policies





Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeSen. Dawn Buckingham• District 24


R-Austin • Elected: 2016
512-463-0124
dawn.buckingham@senate.state.tx.us


Recent bills filed:




  • SB 394: relates to requiring members of the electoral college to vote  for the presidential and vice presidential candidates who received the most votes in the state’s general electionAn elector who violates the bill would be ineligible to serve as an elector in all subsequent elections and would be liable for  a civil penalty of $5,000.





Meet your legislators Lake Travis | WestlakeSen. Donna Campbell • District 25


R-New Braunfels • Elected: 2012
512-463-0125
donna.campbell@senate.state.tx.us


Recent bills filed:




  • SB 227: relates to the eligibility of certain property for some ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices

  • SB 239: relates to a parent’s right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed

  • SB 395: relates to prosecution for operating unmanned aircraft over a correctional facility or critical infrastructure facility



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