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End of 83rd General Session

As this 2013 regular session draws to a close, and we prepare for a Special Legislative Session, I’d like to look back on the progress made over the last 140 days for House District 87 and for Texas.

When the 83rd legislative session kicked off in January, there were a number of issues I wanted to address – healthcare, public safety, and water, among others – so I laid out the priorities ahead and promises kept from the previous legislative session.

Update on Texas Water

 

With just ten days left of the 2013 regular legislative session, members in the House and Senate are pushing to reach an agreement on one of the most significant issues for this session – water. 

Representative Allan Ritter, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced House Bills 4 and 11 this session to jump start the state’s water plans and provide a financing strategy for those projects.

Final Day for General House Bills

Friday, May 10th marks an important deadline for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session: it is the last day for the House of Representatives to consider general House bills on the floor. Local House bills and Senate bills continue to be heard.

House members filed 4,079 bills and joint resolutions this session.  As of Tuesday, May 7th, House committees passed approximately 1,757 bills and joint resolutions; the full House passed 669 bills and joint resolutions.

The Role of the Sunset Commission

Regular assessment and oversight of government processes and agency operations are necessary for responsible government. Transparency and accountability are two things that we not only expect from our government, but we must also demand.

To identify areas for government improvement, the Texas Legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission. The 12-member Sunset Commission evaluates ways to eliminate waste, duplication and inefficiencies in state agencies and considers new ways to improve an agency's operations.

Update from Four Price

When it comes to protecting the well-being of all Texans, my colleagues in the Texas House of Representatives continue to support legislation to improve our state’s security measures by addressing the bipartisan issue of public safety.

Last week, the House unanimously passed three bills that I authored, all aimed at strengthening the state’s ability to keep Texans safer.

Texas House Passes Public Safety Bills Authored by Representative Four Price

The Texas House of Representatives passed three bills this week by State Representative Four Price. These three bills aim to strengthen the state’s ability to protect vulnerable Texans and hold accountable the predators who abuse them. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/11p5J1w

State Rep. Four Price Introduces House Resolution 328 to Honor Texas POW's on Former POW Recognition Day

State Representative Four Price passed a resolution in the Texas House of Representatives to recognize Texans who were once a prisoner of war during their military service.

Price's House Resolution 328 commemorates April 9, 201

Budget Update

The Texas economy continues to be a beacon for economic opportunity. Our state is a role model for the right way to address economic needs while adhering to fiscally sound policies.  Today, the proposed state budget was debated on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives in what was marathon session. The debate consisted of discussion over state spending for the next two years, as well as debate on over 250 pre-filed proposed amendments.

Texas Water Day & House Bill 4

On the heels of the House’s successful passage of House Bill 4, today is Texas Water Day at the Capitol. What a great time to address an issue of such importance – water conservation and infrastructure.

Texas Independence Day

Happy Texas Independence Day! Today I ask my fellow Texans to pause and remember the heroic sacrifices of our forefathers, who fought for freedom and liberty for the people of Texas. Today, Texas continues to be a national role model. Texas leads the nation in the promotion of business, attracting entrepreneurs and industries from other states and the world. We are a top producer of energy and renewable resources, supplying thousands of Americans with power. And, we have been the top exporting state for the past decade.

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