Articles Tagged “House Bill”

  • Governor Signs Education Bill

    Governor Greg Abbott has signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for…

  • Governor Abbott Signs Bill Which Limits Insurance Coverage for Abortion Procedures

    This week Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 214 which limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures.  Under this new law Texans will not be forced to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans. This…

  • HISD Superintendent Dr. Wright Comments on A-F Ratings System

    During the 84th Session of the Texas legislature in 2015, legislators passed House Bill 2804 which changed the accountability system from assessments of Met Standard or Improvement Required to assigned A through F ratings beginning…

  • HISD Joins Districts Across Texas Calling for Repeal of A-F School Rating System

    Huntsville ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution at its meeting on January 4, 2017, concerning the A-F accountability rating system for Texas public schools. The resolution calls on the Texas Legislature to repeal…

  • Traffic Violations for Smartphone Usage

    For the 4th session in a row, Rep. Tom Craddick (Midland) filed a bill to create a traffic violation for smartphone use while driving. Rep. Craddick said distracted driving is an epidemic in Texas and…

  • House Bill #3662 Discussed in House

    Congressmen discussed HR #3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, in the House Wednesday. The bill prohibits the President from removing certain foreign financial institutions, including any financial institutions in Iran, from the list of…

  • House Bill #1295 Discussed in Commissioners’ Court

    In Commissioners Court Monday morning with all commissioners and Assistant District Attorney Quentin Russell in attendance, County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford brought everyone up-to-date on new House Bill #1295 that was effective on the first…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners meet for a special session this morning at nine at the courthouse. Justice of the Peace for Precinct #4 Stephen Cole will discuss approving hiring of an employee at J-P #4 at…

  • New Texas Laws in Effect

    In addition to House Bill 910 which allows licensed gun holders to openly carry their firearms in a shoulder or belt holster in certain public areas, several other laws went into effect in Texas this…

  • Legislative Update From John Otto

    In his Legislative Update, Representative John Otto reports that the House and Senate have approved two tax relief measures that total $3.8 billion over the biennium. One measure is a constitutional amendment that provides for…