Updates from your state legislators

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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