At the Capitol: Meet your local Georgetown legislators

Sen. Charles Schwertner • District 5


R-Georgetown • Elected: 2012 512-463-0105 • charles.schwertner@senate.state.tx.us


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Recent bills filed:




  • SB 8: seeks to prohibit certain abortions and treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue and other tissue resulting from pregnancy

  • SB 11: relates to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services

  • SB 23: establishes requirements for state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify

  • SB 176: relates to the regulation of transportation network companies, or TNCs, to require an occupational permit and authorize a fee

  • SB 250: creates limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education

  • SB 267: relates to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in the state






Rep. Terry Wilson • District 20


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


rep. Terry wilson • District 20


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Top campaign issues:




  • Illegal immigration

  • National security

  • Protection of Second Amendment rights

  • Anti-abortion legislation

  • Tax relief for families and small businesses

  • Reduce wasteful spending

  • Limit government growth

  • Enact zero-based budgets for every government agency

  • Religious freedom

  • Improve educational systems by restructuring state agencies and by rewarding successful teachers






Rep. Larry Gonzales • District 52


R-Round Rock • Elected: 2010 512-463-0670 • larry.gonzales@house.state.tx.us


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Recent bills filed:




  • HB 270: requires any proposed constitutional amendment to be placed atop the ballot before all parties, offices, names and other propositions

  • HB 273: each proposition on the ballot must identify the name of the authority ordering the election on the measure and assign a number to the measure that corresponds to the order in which it is placed on the ballot

  • HB 276: allows only one rear-facing license plate to be displayed by passenger cars and light trucks for which the plate is issued

  • HB 277: designates a portion of Hwy. 79 as Officer Chris Kelley Memorial Highway in recognition of the Hutto police officer killed in the line of duty in 2015

  • HJR 28: proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing legislative action at any time during a regular session on a bill that extends the existence of an agency, commission or advisory committee following legislative review; if approved, the amendment proposal would go before voters Nov. 7






Other proposals to watch


Education Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, filed a resolution to amend the constitution to ensure Texas pays half of the cost of maintaining public schools. The state currently pays roughly 42 percent of this cost, Howard said. Health Care Two Republicans filed resolutions to call upon Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act; two Democrats filed bills to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Several other legislators filed bills to expand Medicaid coverage in areas of diabetes equipment, breast cancer screening and other treatment options. Economy Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, drafted SB 2, which would lower the property tax rollback rate from 8 percent to 4 percent. Read about the legislative priorities of both sides. To see daily updates from the 85th Texas Legislature, visit our At the Capitol section


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