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Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Criminal Justice Reform saw major gains this session as we abolished a program that adversely affected Texans and strengthened rights for victims of sexual abuse. House Bill 2048: Repeals the Driver Responsibility Program House Bill 3809: Extends reportin

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SB 772 Bill

Honored to vote for SB 772. The bill protects business owners who allow handguns on their private property from lawsuits or the risk of increased liability. The bill protects the 2nd Amendment right of gun owners and protects private property rights. As a

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HB 3601 Bill

Honored to author HB 3601 which facilitates establishing college degree plans for all Texas Military Department troops including TX Army National Guard, TX Air National Guard and TX State Guard which are aligned with required training for troops. Texas co

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SB 2 Bill

I was Honored to co-author and vote for HB 2, the tax reform bill providing taxpayers with greater local control over property tax revenue increases, tax protests, and process and increased access to transparency.

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SB 7 Bill

Honored to be a House co-author of SB 7 which will provide much-needed funding for flood mitigation, ongoing recovery efforts and future disaster response including policy guidance. #Txlege

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HB 16 Bill

I was honored to join my House and Senate colleagues this morning standing with Chairman Jeff Leach and with Senator Lois Kolkhorst in support of HB 16 and against infanticide.

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Honoring our men and women who serve

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the effects of soaring property taxes and about the legislation I introduced to rein in runaway appraisal values. House Bill 167 would limit appraisal increases to 5 percent for all real property – not just the residenti

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Reducing the Property Tax Burden

I believe that a person’s home is their castle. Unfortunately, the current appraisal system too often puts homeowners in a position where rapid growth in annual property tax bills ultimately forces Texans out of their homes. [READ MORE]

February Newsletter

On On January 10th, 2017, Representative Bell was sworn in as your State Representative. He was honored to be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Land and Resource Management Committee and is excited about this position and looks forward to serving in this new

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