February 17, 2017

Sen. Campbell Files SB 855 to End All Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Providers

AUSTIN – Today State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 855, a key component of Governor’s Abbott’s LIFE Initiative, to prohibit taxpayer dollars at the state and local level from going to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers and affiliates. “Losing 70,000 of our tiniest and most vulnerable Texans every year to an unnatural death is unacceptable,” Senator Campbell stated. …

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February 8, 2017

Sen. Campbell Files Property Rights Bill to Push Back Against Costly Tree Ordinances

AUSTIN – Today State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 782 to protect property owners from burdensome regulations and ordinances regarding trees and timber, guaranteeing Texas property owners the right to use their land and trim their trees as they best see fit. “Few rights are more essential to a free society than private property rights. Unfortunately, municipalities across Texas …

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February 4, 2017

Sen. Campbell Files Bill to Protect Property Owners from Forced Annexation

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 715 on Thursday, also known as the Texas Annexation Reform Act. The bill protects property owners from involuntary annexation and proposes needed reforms to the municipal annexation process in Texas. SB 715 is joint authored by Senators Birdwell, Bettencourt, Creighton, Schwertner, and Buckingham. “It is simply wrong to force citizens who …

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February 1, 2017

Sen. Donna Campbell Co-Authors Legislation to End Sanctuary Cities

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell attended a press conference this morning with members of the Senate Republican Caucus to show her full support for Senate Bill 4. Senator Campbell is a co-author of the bill and released the following statement: “A state cannot effectively govern itself without governing its borders and enforcing the rule of law. When we allow …

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January 26, 2017

Campbell Files Better Ballot Language Act

AUSTIN – Senator Donna Campbell filed SB 616, the Better Ballot Language Act, to ensure more concise ballot language and level the playing field between citizens and local governments in ballot language disputes. The bill follows a recommendation by the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee to address recent ballot language controversies by municipalities in which citizens felt issues were obscured or …

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January 19, 2017

Lt. Governor Appoints Senator Campbell to Chair Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee

AUSTIN– Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced committee assignments Wednesday with Senator Campbell appointed to serve on the Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Business & Commerce committees. She will continue chairing the Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee. Senator Campbell chaired the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee during the last legislative session. The new committee name comes as a result …

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January 12, 2017

Senator Campbell Files Bill to Narrow Charter School Funding Gap

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 457 to close the systemic funding gap that currently exists between public charter school students and their peers at traditional public schools. On average, public charter school students receive $1400 less in public funding than traditional public school students. SB 457 would cut that gap in half. “Charter school students in …

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December 22, 2016

Senator Campbell Files SJR 1 to Protect Families of First Responders

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell filed SJR 1 today, the enabling resolution for Senate Bill 15, also known as the First Responder Property Tax Relief Act. This legislation will provide a total homestead exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed or fatally injured while serving in the line of duty. Senator Campbell was joined by the entire San …

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December 8, 2016

Sen. Donna Campbell Files the Mission Preparedness Protection Act

AUSTIN –State Senator Donna Campbell filed the Mission Preparedness Protection Act (SB 277) to ensure that Texas is maintaining the military value of our bases and protecting flight missions that are jeopardized by encroaching industries such as wind farms. “Our military installations provide a $135 billion boost to the economy and are responsible for employing over 800,000 Texans directly and …

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November 16, 2016

Senator Campbell’s CLEAR Initiative Increases Government Transparency

AUSTIN – Senator Donna Campbell introduced the CLEAR Initiative in the Texas Senate – a bill package to increase government transparency at the local level through Concise Language on ballot propositions, Easy-to-understand budget adoption, Accountability of MPO decisions, and creating an online Resource that provides taxpayers with clear information about every political subdivision and tax rate that affects them. “The …

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