Last Monday, the pre-filing of bills began for the 88th Session of the Texas Legislature. We have filed 8 bills so far addressing crime and safety, education, business and commerce, and providing optional holidays for our diverse community:
Crime and Safety
HB 279: Increasing the punishment of the offense of human trafficking.
HB 367: Reforming the powers and duties of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
HB 346: Ensuring school supplies purchased by a teacher are tax-free.
HB 358: Establishing a study regarding optimal school district size and academic effectiveness.
HB 677: Eliminating toll road fees for public school buses.
Business and Commerce
HB 597: Expediting the appraisal procedure for disputed losses under certain property and casualty insurance policies.
HB 601: Prohibiting deceptive, or unfair practices by an insurer.
HB 373: Designating Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, and Diwali as optional holidays.
We will continue to work on crafting legislation that meets the diverse needs of Texas Families. Primarily focusing on infrastructure, safer communities, and education. Bill filings will continue through March 10, 2023, the 60th day of the legislative session.