September 1 marks the effective date of hundreds of new laws in Texas. Here's a graphic detailing the ones that were authored or sponsored by Rep. Donna Howard:
We recently took a look at the 12 bills that passed during the recent Special Session of the Texas Legislature. Here's a sample of some of the big items that didn't pass:
Today, the House took up Rep. Howard's HB 280, which would establish a grant program to help prevent violence against nurses in the health care workplace. The bill is the latest step in Rep. Howard's multi-session effort to address such violence.
Today, Rep. Howard's HB 630 passed out of the Texas House with unanimous support. She released the following statement:
On Monday, Rep. Howard appeared on Capital Tonight to discuss the differing House and Senate proposals for the state budget.
This week, Rep. Howard appeared on The Source, a show on KSTX in San Antonio. The topic of discussion was the backlog of rape kits throughout the state that have yet to undergo DNA testing.
PolitiFact Texas has run a check on one of Rep. Howard's statements, and rated it as true.
In this latest Capitol update, Scott discusses foster care, immigration, women's health, and nursing. That includes Rep. Howard's HB 279, which would extend the Women's Health Advisory Committee for another two years; and HB 280, which would establish a grant program to help prevent violence against nurses in the health care workplace.
We're back for another weekly update, with information on House committee assignments and Rep. Howard's HB 391, which would allow public universities to opt out of the campus carry law.
This week's Capitol update discusses Rep. Howard's HB 941, which would establish a pilot program to distribute Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in public schools. Also mentioned are the upcoming State of the State address, Muslim Day at the Capitol on that same date, and a potential avenue for the Lt. Governor to implement a private school voucher program which would divert money away from public education.