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Sen. Jane Nelson District 12

R-Flower Mound
Elected: 1993
512-463-0112
jane.nelson@senate.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Filed SB 200, which reorganizes Texas’ health and human services agencies; the bill was signed into law on June 17
  • Filed SB 55, which creates a grant program to help provide mental health services for veterans; the bill was signed into law June 4

Sen. Van Taylor District 8

R-Plano
Elected: 2014
512-463-0108
van.taylor@senate.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Filed SB 112, which prohibits communication between a criminal suspect and victim; the bill was signed into law May 23
  • Considered 225 bills in the Senate Education Committee
  • Considered 237 bills in the Senate Transportation Committee

Rep. Matt Shaheen District 66

R-Plano
Elected: 2014
512-463-0594
matt.shaheen@house.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Considered 280 bills in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
  • Considered 120 bills in the House Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee
  • Filed HB 1734, which would make toll roads a part of the state highway system in certain cases; the bill died in session

Rep. Ron Simmons • District 65

R-Carrolton
Elected: 2012
512-463-0478
ron.simmons@house.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Considered 61 bills in the House Business & Industry Committee
  • Considered 300 bills in the House Transportation Committee
  • Filed HB 20, which brings accountability and transparency to the process by which the Texas Department of Transportation prioritizes funding for projects; the bill was signed into law June 1

Rep. Jeff Leach District 67

R-Plano
Elected: 2012
512-463-0544
jeff.leach@house.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Considered 280 bills in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
  • Considered 89 bills in the House Governement Transparency & Operation Committee
  • Filed HB 48, which creates a commission to review convictions after each exoneration; the bill was passed in the House June 1

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg District 89

R-Plano
Elected: 2002
512-463-0186
jodie.laubenberg@house.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Considered 211 bills as Chair of the House Elections Committee
  • Considered 274 bills in the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee
  • Filed HB 11 to strengthen border security through data sharing among law enforcement and stricter penalties for smugglers; the bill was signed into law June 9

Rep. Pat Fallon District 106

R-Frisco
Elected: 2012
512-463-0694
pat.fallon@house.state.tx.us

Recent activity:

  • Considered 211 bills in the House Elections Committee
  • Considered 152 bills in the House Special Purpose Districts Committee
  • Filed HB 425, which takes away the pensions of legislators convicted of a felony related to abuse of their office; the bill died in session
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