87th Session – Week 11 Preview

March 22, 2021

87th Session – Week 11 Preview

This week, we pass the halfway mark of the Regular Legislative Session, and there is a great deal of work ahead. Here is a quick overview of the upcoming week:

Monday: Today, the Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee held its first hearing. Groundwater conservation districts and laws extending fishing and bird hunting season were all discussed. We also convened on the Senate Floor at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Business & Commerce will meet at 8:00 a.m. I will present 3 bills in this committee hearing, including my priority Senate Bill 14, a bill that protects Texas small businesses from burdensome regulations. At 9:00 a.m., Senate Jurisprudence will meet and hear important bills preventing cities from defunding law enforcement.

Wednesday: Senate Higher Education will hold its first hearing, and as Chairman, I am presenting 4 bills, including Textbook Cost Transparency and the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education Initiative–one of my workforce training bills. Senate Finance also meets on Wednesday where we will take the final steps to vote out the budget.

Thursday: Senate Judiciary and Senate Finance are expected to meet again on Thursday. I will keep you up to date on what else is scheduled.

Friday: Friday, I am speaking to the Texas Association of Business TXBIZ series about pro-business legislation this session including SB 14, property taxes, and workforce training. Thank you for following along, and I appreciate you voicing your opinions on the issues we pursue in the Capitol. Stay in touch on Facebook and email, [email protected]