July 18, 2017

Senator Campbell Files 2 of Governor Abbott’s Priorities for Special Session

AUSTIN – On the opening day of the legislative special session, State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 6, also known as the Texas Annexation Right to Vote Act. The bill protects homeowners and businesses from forced annexation and proposes needed reforms to the municipal annexation process in Texas, addressing one of Governor Abbott’s 20 priority items. “It is wrong …

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June 12, 2017

Campbell Requests AG Opinion on Constitutionality of Tree Ordinances

AUSTIN – Continuing her campaign to protect property owners in Texas, State Senator Donna Campbell sent an official letter to the Attorney General requesting an opinion on the constitutionality of tree ordinances such as the one currently being enforced in Austin. “There is no right more fundamental to a free society than the right to private property,” Senator Campbell stated. …

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June 1, 2017

In Letter to Governor, Sen. Campbell Requests Special Session on Annexation and Property Tax Reform

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell sent a formal letter to Governor Greg Abbott requesting annexation and property tax reform be included to any call for a special session. Senate Bill 715, the Texas Annexation Right to Vote Act, was filibustered in the closing hours of the regular session by Senator Menendez, effectively running out the clock. The full text …

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May 10, 2017

Passage of SB 200 Marks 55th Senate Bill Passed by Senator Campbell

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 200 by State Senator Donna Campbell, marking her 55th bill authored and passed out of the Senate this legislative session. SB 200, also known as the Taxpayer’s Right to Know Act, increases transparency of government entities by requiring the Comptroller of Public Accounts to provide an online database where taxpayers …

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May 4, 2017

Sen. Campbell Applauds Unanimous Passage of Anti-Bullying, David’s Law

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell released the following statement upon Senate passage of SB 179, known as David’s Law and named in memory of San Antonio teenager David Molak, who tragically committed suicide in 2015: “Today the Senate passed SB 179 in David’s memory and in honor of all Texas families who have had their lives tragically impacted by …

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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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