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Chairwoman Senator Joan Huffman Announces Senate Jurisprudence Hearing on Legal Responsibilities of ERCOT and PUC

AUSTIN- Chairwoman Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) announced today that the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence will hold a hearing to examine the law and jurisprudence governing the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC). Texas law charges the PUC with the duty to oversee ERCOT, and the hearing will […]

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Retired Educators to Receive 13th Check

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2019 Contact: Austin Arceneaux ~ 713-850-1981 [email protected] Retired Educators to Receive 13th Check Austin – Senate Bill 12, authored by Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston), became effective on June 10, 2019. This means that early this fall, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) expects to disburse supplemental annuity […]

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Senate Bill 20, by Senator Joan Huffman, Signed Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 Contact: Austin Arceneaux, 713-850-1981 [email protected]  Senate Bill 20, by Senator Joan Huffman, Signed Into Law Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation will Aid Law Enforcement, Enhance Prosecutorial Tools, and Support Survivors  Austin— Today, Senate Bill 20, by Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston), was signed in to law by Governor Greg Abbott. […]

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Senator Huffman Announces Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2019 Contact: Austin Arceneaux, 512-463-0117 [email protected]  Senator Huffman Announces Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking  Austin— Today, Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston) announced that she has filed Senate Bills 20, 1801, 1802, and 1803 each with a unique approach to ending human trafficking in Texas.  “The Texas Legislature is doing […]

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Senator Huffman To File Legislation to Secure Texas Teachers’ Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2019 Contact: Austin Arceneaux, 512-463-0117 [email protected] Senator Huffman To File Legislation to Secure Texas Teachers’ Future Austin—Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston) announced today that she plans to file legislation today to address many longstanding funding issues facing the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Currently, TRS provides retirement benefits […]

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Senator Huffman Files SB 18 to Protect Constitutional Free Speech on College Campuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2019 Contact: Austin Arceneaux, 512-463-0117 [email protected]  Senator Huffman Files SB 18 to Protect Constitutional Free Speech on College Campuses  Austin— Today, Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston) filed Senate Bill 18 to protect constitutional free speech on public college campuses in Texas. During the interim, the Senate Committee on State […]

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Senator Joan Huffman Receives the Law & Order Award from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association

Austin– Today, State Senator Joan Huffman (SD17), received the Texas District and Country Attorneys Association’s “Law & Order Award” for her work on criminal justice issues during the 85th legislative session.  Huffman is the only three-time recipient of the award throughout its history, highlighting her consistent commitment to criminal justice and protecting our families. “Senator Huffman has […]

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