Frisco Senator Jane Nelson’s Capitol Digest

Senator Jane Nelson serves SD 12 in Denton County including Frisco. In order to keep the citizens of Frisco informed we publish the information from Representatives and Senators in it’s entirety. It should not be viewed as an endorsement. We do our best to leave it in the format of their newsletter.

Frisco Senator Jane Nelson

Senate Finance Committee Discusses State Contracting
This Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee discussed SB 20, Senator Nelson’s bill to strengthen contracting oversight across state government. The bill would require additional reporting and disclosures of contracts, add protections against conflicts on interest and increase accountability standards. “We have to make sure every dollar we put into a contract is done so transparently, ethically and efficiently. That is the goal of this bill,” said Senator Nelson. To watch the hearing online, click here.

Bills Moving Forward in the Senate
Two of Senator Nelson’s bills were approved by Senate committees this week. SB 60, which was approved unanimously by the Senate Committee on State Affairs on Monday, aligns state statutes for Child Advocacy Centers with best practices. SB 55, which was approved by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Military Installations, would create a grant program at the Health and Human Services Commission to support community programs for veterans mental health.

Bill Filing Deadline Today
Today is the last day to file bills for the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. So far, 7,521 bills have been filed, including 2,231 in the Senate and 5,290 in the House. To search and view bills, and track them as they move through the legislative process, please visit the Texas Legislature online.

Senator Nelson Honors Boy Scout Troop Leader
This Monday, Senator Nelson introduced a memorial resolution honoring Keith Friend, the long-time scout leader of Boy Scout Troop 905. The troop, which includes members from Colleyville and Grapevine, visited the Capitol along with the Friend family to accept the resolution. “His life, while short, inspired all who had the fortune to know him,” said Senator Nelson.

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