Updates from your state legislators

Updates from your state legislators Sen. Paul Bettencourt • District 7[/caption]

Sen. Paul BettencourtDistrict 7


Top bills filed:


Authored Senate Bill 182 to recalculate the ad valorem rollback tax rates for certain taxing units. The bill was left pending in the Senate Finance Committee after an April 9 public hearing.


Authored SB 1215 to abolish the property tax assistance division from the Comptroller of Public Accounts and transfer duties to a newly created tax board. The Senate passed the bill, which was referred to the House Ways & Means Committee May 4.


R-Houston
Elected: 2014
512-463-0107
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Updates from your state legislators Sen. John Whitmire • District 15[/caption]

Sen. John Whitmire District 15


Top bills filed:


Authored SB 135, relating to the organization of a grand jury. The bill  was referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. A report was sent to the Calendars Committee May 4. 


Authored SB 308, which would place private university police under the Open Records Act. Passed in the Senate in March the bill was recommended to be sent to the House Local & Consent Calendars Committee May 5.


D-Houston
Elected: 1982
512-463-0115
[email protected]




Updates from your state legislators Rep. Patricia Harless • District 126[/caption]

Rep. Patricia HarlessDistrict 126


Top bills filed:


Authored House Bill 152, which would allow Harris County commissioners to regulate fireworks. The bill was left pending in the County Affairs Committee March 26.


Authored HB 399 and HB 401, which would increase the gasoline tax and vehicle registration fees, respectively. The bills were referred to the Transportation Committee in March and February.


R-Spring
Elected: 2006
512-463-0496
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Updates from your state legislators Rep. Allen Fletcher • District 130[/caption]

Rep. Allen FletcherDistrict 130


Top bills filed:


Authored HB 937, which expands gun rights on public
colleges to allow concealed handgun license holders to conceal carry inside campus buildings. The bill was considered by the Calendars Committee May 7. 


Authored HB 121, which allows drivers with warrants for unpaid traffic tickets to pay fines via debit or credit card without going to jail. The bill passed in the House May 4 and was placed on the Senate’s intent calendar May 18.


R-Cypress
Elected: 2008
512-463-0661
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Updates from your state legislators Rep. Mike Schofield • District 132[/caption]

Rep. Mike Schofield • District 132


Top bills filed:


Authored HB 1091 to create a special three-judge district court. The bill was passed by the House on April 24 and placed on the General State Calendar May 11.


Authored HB 3543 to create a Public Integrity Prosecutions Committee and Office of Public Integrity Prosecutions. The bill was left pending in the General Investigating and Ethics Committee March 20.


R-Katy
Elected: 2014
512-463-0528
[email protected]




Updates from your state legislators Rep. Gary Elkins • District 135[/caption]

Rep. Gary Elkins District 135


Top bills filed:


Authored HB 590, which seeks to create university research technology corporations to provide incentives for the commercialization of technologies developed by universities. The bill was passed by the House April 28 and is scheduled for a public hearing.


Authored HB 1890, which seeks to codify good contracting practices for state agencies. The bill was passed by the House April 9 and remains pending in committee in the Senate.


R-Houston
Elected: 1994
512-463-0722
[email protected]




Updates from your state legislators Rep. Dwayne Bohac • District 138[/caption]

Rep. Dwayne Bohac • District 138


Top bills filed:


Authored HB 1087 to increase the sales tax holiday purchase limit from $100 to $200 and adds to the list of items that are tax free during the sales tax holiday. The bill was left pending in committee in early March.


Authored HB 3815, which would require the integration of positive character traits into the state’s public education curriculum. The bill was left pending in committee April 28.


R-Houston
Elected: 2002
512-463-0727
[email protected]



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