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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 Senate Bill 11 – the School Safety Act, by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood: “I commend Sen. Taylor for his leadership on this critical legislation and… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 13

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 13 – Ethics Reform, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe: “I congratulate Sen. Creighton and the Texas Senate on passing Senate Bill 13, the Ethics Reform Bill, and taking a principled stand against unethical practices in elected office. Texans… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 25

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 25 – the Higher Education Credit Transfer bill, by Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas: “I congratulate Sen. West for his leadership on this issue and his commitment to Texas students and Texas families. Making it easier for institutions of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 24

“One more line of defense for the defenseless.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 24 – Alternatives to Abortion Information Act, by Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville: “I congratulate Sen. Lucio on passing this important legislation and all the senators who took a stand to… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Appointment of 2020-2021 Budget Conferees

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following his appointment of conferees for the 2020-2021 budget conference. His appointees are Senate Finance Chairman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, Senator Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, Senator Joan Huffman, R- Houston, Senator Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham and Senator Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville. “I have every confidence that Chairman Nelson… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 29 – Stop Taxpayer Funded Lobbying

“Voters shouldn’t have their taxpayer dollars squandered to pay for hired-gun lobbyists who too often are working against taxpayer interests.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 29 – Stop Taxpayer Funded Lobbying, by Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood: “I congratulate Sen. Hall and the Texas… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 16

“Our brave law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for us every day and we need to do all we can to support their efforts.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 16 – Police College Loan Forgiveness, by Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 9

“Citizens must be confident in the integrity of their elections.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 9 – Enhancing Election Security, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola: “I congratulate Sen. Hughes on passing this important bill to ensure our democratic process is secure. Citizens must… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 30

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 30 – Taxpayers Right to Know – Bond Transparency, by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury: “I commend Sen. Brian Birdwell for passing this important legislation. It’s essential that Texans have all the relevant cost information they need when voting… Read more »