Articles Tagged “Senate Bill”

  • Senator Schwertner Announces Major Reforms to the State Foster Care System

    Wednesday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial reforms to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cares for the state’s foster children.  In announcing the…

  • Senator Schwertner Files Hospital Bill

    Monday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 267, legislation that would give the state more options to protect community hospitals from closure as a result of fraud or mismanagement by a corrupt hospital administrator.…

  • Senator Schwertner Files Bill on Federal E-Verify

    Monday, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 254, legislation that would require all state contractors and subcontractors to utilize the federal E-Verify system in determining the legal work status of their employees.  E-Verify is…

  • State Senator Schwertner Reintroduces Legislation to Cap Tuition and Fees and Limit Increases

    Press Release from the Office of Texas Senator Charles Schwertner Schwertner Reintroduces Plan to Freeze Tuition and Fees at Texas Public Universities  As costs continue to climb, Schwertner files the Higher Education Accountability Restoration (HEAR)…

  • Campus Carry Policy Meeting Held Tuesday

    Tuesday afternoon, a meeting to gather input on SHSU’s Concealed Gun Campus Carry policy was held. Criminal Justice Department Dean Phillip Lyons and Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs Jaimie Hebert conducted the meeting. Dean…

  • “Three Strikes Rule Bill” Signed Into Law

    AARP Texas Director Bob Jackson has issued a statement regarding Senate Bill 304, a measure strengthening nursing home regulations that was sponsored by state Sen. Charles Schwertner and which Governor Greg Abbott signed into law…

  • Senator Schwertner Files Bill Capping Tuition

    According to a press release from Texas Senator Charles Schwertner’s office, the senator has “filed legislation to make higher education more affordable by addressing the dramatic cost of growth at Texas’ public colleges and universities.…

  • Commissioners Meet Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Today’s “Statutory Agenda” includes a public hearing on Senate Bill 1685 which is in regard to the District Clerk…

  • Senator Ted Cruz Speaks Out on Senate Bill 1696

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met this week on Senate Bill 1696 known as the Women’s Health Protection Act. According to the National Right to Life Committee, the new legislation would invalidate nearly all existing state…

  • Abortion Restrictions Fail to Pass Texas Senate

    Around three this morning, following an all-day filibuster in the Texas Senate by Democrat Wendy Davis, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced that the proposed abortion restrictions in Senate Bill 5 did not pass. Governor Perry…