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April 22, 2013

Rep. Clardy’s Capitol Update: Week of April 15, 2013

JACKSONVILLE —

This week, the last of my bills were voted out of their respective committees, including: House Bill 1302, “Justin’s Law,” which prohibits any person convicted of a violent sexual crime against a child from working at amusement parks or seeking jobs as taxi cab, bus, or limo drivers; and House Bill 3662, which creates the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs (WIN) Program to provide selected school districts and public colleges with the opportunity to establish collaborative pilot programs to prepare students for careers in great demand. With only 36 days left in session, it’s great that all of our bills are now on the way to the House floor.

In the next few weeks, the House will engage in a debate about the funding of our state’s long-term water plan. In the midst of a grueling statewide drought, Texas does not have enough water to meet all our usage needs and with our growing population to consider, it is essential that we invest in vital water infrastructure projects to ensure we have plenty of life’s most precious natural resource.

You can follow the inner-workings of the Texas Legislature at www.capitol.state.tx.us where you have access to every filed piece of legislation, bill analyses, witness lists, and committee hearing videos. On this site, you can also sign up to receive email notifications about the movements of bills that are of interest to you. It’s a great resource to engage the solutions to the challenges our district and state face. Additionally, come visit us at our district or capitol office to share your thoughts on the issues. I’m honored to serve as your representative in the Texas Legislature and I wish you a very blessed week.

 

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