Senator Nelson's Capitol Digest
June 17, 2013
Senator Nelson Named to Capitol Inside Power Rankings
Senator Nelson was named one of the most effective legislators of the 2013 legislative session by Capitol Inside, one of four Senators to make the power rankings and the only Republican woman. "State Senator Jane Nelson has become one of the world's most accomplished jugglers as a conservative Republican who's been responsible for the well-being of poor adults and children as the chair of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee for the past 10 years," the article said.
Special Session Update
The 1st Called Session of the 83rd Legislature began on May 27 and will continue through June 26 in accordance with the Texas Constitution, which limits special sessions to 30 days and to items placed on "the call" -- a list of issues defined by gubernatorial proclamation. To date, Governor Perry has placed the following issues on the call: redistricting; transportation funding; capital punishment for minors; and the regulation of abortion. Last week, Senator Nelson's Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing on four bills designed to preserve human life and protect the health of women seeking abortions. "I appreciate this opportunity to address unfinished business from the regular session," said Senator Nelson.
Regular Session Veto Period Ended
Governor Perry's "veto period" -- the 20 days following the adjournment sine die of the session -- has officially expired for the 83rd Regular Session. In all, Governor Perry signed 40 of Senator Nelson's filed pieces of legislation. To review her legislative package from this session, please visit our website.
Save the Date!
Plans are under way for Senator Nelson's Annual 40th Birthday Party, scheduled on the eve of Texas-OU Weekend from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10th, at Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound. The Host Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about the event, visit our website, call our Grapevine office at 817-488-7400 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org