Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Thursday, May 16th

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, May 15th
May 16, 2013
Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Friday, May 17th
May 18, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for thursday, May 16th

The House recessed until 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2013.

The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2013.

Time for Video Highlights of the Session!

  • (5/10) – Wu’s on first?
  • (5/7) – Observations of Chairman Geren
  • (5/6) – A new calculator for Rep. Turner
  • (5/6) – Nice tablecloth!

    In the News…
  • 5/16 – Keep TX Connected: Bill to Modernize Universal Service Fund Passes House. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – TX Freedom Network: Statement on Texas House Endorsement of Discrimination. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Larry Taylor: Trial Lawyers Block Windstorm Insurance Reform. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Rep. J.M. Lozano: Respecting Life and Protecting Property. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – TX Cultural Trust: Texas Commission on the Arts’ Sunset Bill Heads to Gov. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Rep. Matt Krause Secures Passage of Amendment to Protect College Student Rights. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Jane Nelson: House Passes SB 152 Expanding Patient Safety at TX Hospitals. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Statement by Gov. Perry on North Texas Tornado Damage. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – TX. Defender Service: Michael Morton Act to Be Signed into Law Today. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Rep. Marisa Marquez Passes Bill to Reduce Standardized Testing Falsification. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Rep. John Frullo: Frullo’s Legislation Passes Both Chambers. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Jane Nelson: House Passes SB 944 Increasing Psychiatric Patient Protections. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Sylvia Garcia Passes First Bill. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Gov. Perry Signs Senate Bill 1611, The Michael Morton Act. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Carlos Uresti: Still Time in Session to Help County Roads. See Press Releases.
  • 5/16 – TPPF supports passage of HB 500. See Policy.
  • 5/16 – Texas House Defeats Term Limits Referendum. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Senate Votes to Weaken University Regents. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Tough Talks Behind Closed Doors on Texas Budget. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Campus carry bill closer to passing than ever. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Texas Weekly Newsreel: Budget, Ethics, 2014. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Lawmakers Herd Bulk of Bills on Local Calendar. See Video.
  • 5/16 – TribLive: Disclosure. See Video.
  • 5/16 – Dr. Greg Bonnen: Railroad Commission reform stalled. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Rep. Eddie Rodriguez: Notes & Noticias – HB 5 Conference Committee. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Van de Putte: Making Education Both Relevant and Rigorous. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Rep. Perez: Lawmakers work on budget compromise. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Watson: The End of School….and of the Session. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Van de Putte: Academic requirements should help students reach full potential. Read Here.
  • 5/16 – Sen. Lucio: Med School Meets Divide. Read Here.