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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Sine Die of the 86th Legislative Session

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today after gaveling out the 86th Legislative Session, sine die: “When I was asked by a reporter earlier today to describe the 86th Legislative Session in one word, my answer was ‘Teamwork.’ This session wasn’t about any individual leader, it was about focusing on the top… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Final Passage of Senate Bill 20

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 20 – the Stop Human Trafficking bill, by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston: “Senate Bill 20 reaffirms our commitment to ending human trafficking in Texas and our determination to bring all human traffickers to justice…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Final Passage of the State Budget

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the final passage of House Bill 1, the State Budget: “This state budget we passed today prioritizes property tax relief and education, including increasing teacher pay while addressing many other issues, including keeping our students safer, increasing disaster preparedness, rebuilding our communities following Hurricane… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 11

“The safety of our children remains paramount — the future of Texas depends on it.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 11 – School Safety Act, by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood: “In the wake of the Santa Fe High… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 6

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 6 – Disaster Response Act, by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham: “In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Senate and I began working immediately to address the aftermath of the storm. I issued 25… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Unanimous Final Passage of Senate Bill 12

“Standing by our retired teachers and ensuring that Texas doesn’t get mired in mounting pension debt must always remain top priorities for our state.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following unanimous passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 12 – the Retired Teachers’ Security Act, by Sen…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of House Bill 3

“The passage of this landmark legislation is one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced in the Senate Chamber.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of House Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood: “I congratulate Sen. Taylor and the Texas Senate on the passage… Read more »