Texas House of Representatives
A North Texas representative has filed a bill to make all businesses in the state smoke-free. Denton Republican Myra Crownover says House Bill 400 is targeted to protect employees from second-hand smoke.
In the age of online dating a state bill, co-authored by a representative from North Texas, will probably be of special interest to women and men entering into a new relationship. Texas House Bill 21 proposes creating a Domestic Violence Registry.
The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, saying he “was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first.”
President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.
Ryan Guillen filed a bill Monday that would require the University of Texas and Texas A&M University to compete annually in football, which would renew a rivalry that dates to 1894.
A bill filed in the Texas House would prohibit state elected officials from “double-dipping,” or officially retiring to collect their pensions while still drawing a salary.
Members of the Texas House of Representatives have seemingly had a hard time getting the states fiscal house in order, but during the last legislative session they did declare October 26 “Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day”.
The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.
School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
With five full days remaining in the legislative session, the financial crisis in the classroom may be going from bad to worse.
The Texas House has sent to the governor legislation that would offer land owners tax breaks for water conservation. It’s an incentive plan little-seen nationwide that comes as many parts of the state are struggling through a punishing drought.
The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.