May 2, 2017

Sen. Campbell Celebrates Passage of SB 1602 to Strengthen Medical Reporting of Abortion Complications

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Senate voted 22-9 to strengthen reporting of medical complications from abortions. Authored by Senator Campbell, an emergency room physician, Senate Bill 1602 requires that certain health care facilities report complications from abortions and for the Department of State Health Services to publish this data in an annual report. “Good reporting of medical data ensures the …

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April 25, 2017

Campbell Passes SB 457, Historic Facilities Funding for Public Schools

AUSTIN – Today the Senate passed one of State Senator Donna Campbell’s top priorities, Senate Bill 457, to provide $100 million in facilities funding for public schools, including $50 million for charter schools facilities. “I am proud of the Texas Senate for passing SB 457 and for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s leadership on this important issue. Today marks an historic …

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April 24, 2017

Senator Campbell Passes Texas Annexation Reform through Senate

AUSTIN – The Texas Senate voted 20-11 today in favor of SB 715, also known as the Texas Annexation Reform Act. This bill makes the municipal annexation process more democratic by requiring the consent of the majority of registered voters in a proposed area for annexation and promoting greater communication between cities and residents. It also streamlines the process for …

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April 19, 2017

Senate Passes Chairman Campbell’s Mission Preparedness Protection Act

AUSTIN –The Texas Senate voted 23-8 in favor of Senate Bill 277, the Mission Preparedness Protection Act, to ensure that Texas maintains the military value of our bases and protects flight missions jeopardized by encroaching turbines from the wind farm industry. “I am proud to have authored, and now helped pass, this important piece of legislation that protects both the …

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March 28, 2017

Sen. Campbell Supports Veterans with Help for Texas Heroes Act

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement after SB 27 passed unanimously on the Senate Floor today: “I applaud my colleagues for unanimously passing SB 27, the Help for Texas Heroes Act. The mental health struggles that many of our veterans face have been well documented with reports of 20 veterans tragically taking their own lives every …

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March 22, 2017

Sen. Donna Campbell Meets with President Trump to Advocate for Health Care Reform

  AUSTIN –State Senator Donna Campbell, an emergency room physician who represents Senate District 25, was one of eight of female leaders invited by President Trump to participate in a special panel Wednesday at the White House focused on health care reforms. “I was impressed by the President’s genuine concern for the health care of Americans and for his desire …

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March 16, 2017

Sen. Campbell Helps Pass Legislation to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement on the passage of SB 8 and SB 415 today, on which she is an author: “The practice of dismemberment abortions is cruel and unusual and may be more accurately referred to as abortion by means of torture. It is not medically necessary 99% of the time and it inflicts …

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March 13, 2017

Sen. Campbell Carries Legislation for First Responders to Unanimous Passage

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Senate unanimously passed SJR 1, authored by Senator Donna Campbell and members of the San Antonio delegation. Senate Joint Resolution 1 amends the state constitution to allow the legislature to honor the service of first responders killed or fatally injured in the line of duty by creating a property tax exemption on the residence homestead …

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March 8, 2017

Senator Campbell Stands with Charter School Parents to Support Facility Funding

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell appeared with public charter school parents, who presented thousands of letters in support of increased facility funding for charter schools, at a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday. The press conference highlighted Senate Bill 457 and the fact that public charter schools don’t currently receive any facility funding from the state. “Charter school …

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March 3, 2017

Senator Campbell Files SB 27, The Help for Texas Heroes Act

AUSTIN – Today State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 27 to enhance and expand existing mental healthcare services for Texas veterans. The Help for Texas Heroes Act will increase access to mental health care for our veterans and reflects the commitment of state leaders to reduce the suicide rate among our state’s veteran population. “Unfortunately, we lose some of …

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