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The 85th Regular Session ended Sine Die on May 29, 2017. The First Called Special Session ended August 16, 2017.  Interim Charges have been released for the Senate and House, and interim hearings are now being held.

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SUCCESSES

"Success is dependent on effort."  
—Sophocles

 

Examples of past lobbying achievements:

  • Successfully lobbied to obtain $26 million for a multi-institutional teaching center through the legislative appropriations process.
  • Helped a health care program obtain $5 million supplemental funds through the legislative appropriations process.
  • Assisted a municipality in changing the state tax code to help build a convention center hotel. 
  • Helped amend statute to include towable recreational vehicles in the state Lemon Law.
  • Successfully advocated for an amendment to the State renewable energy statute.
  • Lobbied to broaden the authorized uses for hotel motel taxes by a municipality.
  • Assisted a vehicle converter in regaining its license to do business in Texas after a vehicle regulatory board made an unfavorable ruling.
  • Helped obtain $6 million in funding for an urban search and rescue team through the legislative appropriations process.
  • Assisted in modifying state statute affecting covenants not to compete in physician practices.
  • Instrumental in helping a family-owned company to broaden TABC statutes to allow use of magnetic strip to access legal age info on drivers' licenses.
  • Guided organizations through the Sunset review process, from beginning to end.
  • Assisted small, medium and large Texas cities in all facets of their legislative programs.
  • Was instrumental in amending statutes to allow formation of statewide mutual aid system in disaster and emergency situations.
  • Guided a municipality in obtaining over $3 million funding for homeless housing through the legislative appropriations process.
  • Supported passage of numerous amendments to Texas Local Government Code.