Laubenberg, Sanford and updates from three other local legislators

Here is an overview of activity from your area elected officials on various legislation so far this session.




Jodie Laubenberg Jodie Laubenberg[/caption]

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg: District 89
R-Parker • Elected: 2003
jodie.laubenberg@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 26)


Laubenberg heard debate on bills that would change the way voter identification works in Texas elections.







Scott Sanford Scott Sanford[/caption]

Rep. Scott Sanford: District 70
R-McKinney • Elected: 2012
scott.sanford@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (March 22)


Sanford was one of 16 House members who voted against Senate Bill 1, the Senate’s draft of the budget. Ultimately the bill passed.







Jeff Leach Jeff Leach[/caption]

Rep. Jeff Leach: District 67
R-Plano • Elected: 2012
jeff.leach@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 26)


Leach passed an amendment to the House’s draft of the budget that sends funds to the marketing budget for the Healthy Texas Women Program.







Justin Holland Justin Holland[/caption]

Rep. Justin Holland: District 33
R-Rockwall • Elected: 2016
justin.holland@house.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 26)


Holland presented HB 2997 to eliminate Domain IV for grades 3-8 from the current A-F rating system.







Van taylor Van taylor[/caption]

Sen. Van Taylor: District 8
R-Plano • Elected: 2015
van.taylor@senate.state.tx.us


Latest news (April 26)


Taylor’s SB 138 exempts military and others from training at a gun range to obtain a firearm. The bill passed committees in the House and Senate.







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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
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Stacia Goss (right) opened My Vinyl Craft on Dec. 6, 2019. Two days later, Mandi Thoma visited the store as a customer. By January Thoma was hired as the store manager. (Photos by Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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