House Bill 29 will provide jurors (and other Texans) the ability to store their firearms in storage lockers at county courthouses, rather than having to leave them in their vehicles where they can be stolen and end up on our streets.
House Bill 1306 will raise the offense of assaulting a process server to a felony. These individuals play a crucial role in the judicial process, serving papers to individuals to appear before a court. These folks often have weapons drawn on them, they are assaulted or threatened, and they have dogs sicced on them, among other dangers.
House Bill 1400 will increase the penalty for impersonating a private investigator. Unlicensed private investigators defraud the public by unlawfully acquiring evidence, which then can get thrown out in court. It is important to protect the public from being shaken down by these perpetrators.
House Bill 3340 will protect a Texan’s right to appeal a dangerous dog decision and will ensure that dogs are not euthanized before an appeal can be filed. Many people consider their dogs to be a part of the family, and to have one destroyed without the opportunity to appeal is a violation of due process, and it’s just plain wrong.
House Bill 4544 will help rehabilitated children, who are released from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, and who are in the country legally, to receive identification documents. Helping these rehabilitated juveniles get identification will help them find jobs and stay off of welfare.
Senate Bill 1761 will make campaign finance reports more transparent and less confusing so that voters and candidates can understand exactly how the money is spent.
Senate Bill 2093 will ensure fairness and good government by requiring all candidates to pay the same filing fee that Republicans and Democrats are already required to pay.
Senate Bill 2171 will create a Harris County Municipal Utility District to assist local businesses and residents with getting critical access to water.