Texas Woman’s University Establishes Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents authorized a new name for its Institute for Women’s Leadership: The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership.

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Senator Jane Nelson's Annual 40th Birthday Party

Senator Nelson's fundraiser, a.k.a. her Annual 40th Birthday Party, is fast approaching. Here are the details.

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Opioid Bills Authored by Senator Nelson Take Effect

Several bills authored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, have been signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott and take effect immediately, including two bills that respond the opioid epidemic.

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Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking Initiatives Signed Into Law

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, joined Governor Greg Abbott in Dallas today for the signing of Senator Nelson's SB 71 and HB 8, addressing resources for sexual assault victims, and other legislation to combat human trafficking.

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86th Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die for the 86th Regular Session today with hundreds of bills signed into law or on their way to the governor's desk, including legislation authored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Two-Year State Budget Approved, Prioritizing Property Tax Relief and Education

HB 1, the appropriations bill, authored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has been approved by the Texas Legislature establishing the state’s budget priorities for the next two years. The final budget was voted on by each chamber of the Legislature today.

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Senator Nelson Addresses Transportation Challenges

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, announced today that $210M will be appropriated in the final version of HB 1, the appropriations bill sponsored by Senator Nelson, to address wait times and improve driver license operations across the state, including the development of a new facility in Denton County.

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State Leaders Announce $11B for Education Reform and Property Tax Relief

Leaders of the Texas Legislature -- including Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound -- today announced an agreement on HB 3, a landmark reform plan which provides tax relief, a salary increase for teachers, and additional state aid for Texas school districts.

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Conferees Adopt Conference Committee Report on HB 1

The Conference Committee on HB 1 today adopted the Conference Committee Report on HB 1, the appropriations bill, which establishes education, property tax relief and mental health as priorities for the upcoming two-year budget. This includes today's adoption of budget decisions on Articles II, Health and Human Services, and III, Education.

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Budget Conferees Adopt Decisions on Articles I and V

The Conference Committee on HB 1 today adopted decisions on budget Articles I, General Government, and V, Public Safety. Conferees have now adopted six of the 10 articles of the state budget.

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Budget Conferees Adopt Decisions on Articles IV, VI, VII and VIII

The Conference Committee on HB 1 today adopted decisions on budget articles pertaining to the judiciary, economic development, natural resources and regulatory agencies. Conferees will meet again later in the week to adopt additional decisions.

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Senator Nelson Receives Friend of India Award

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received the Friend of India Award from the Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC). The award was presented to Senator Nelson in recognition of her work on behalf of the Indian American community.

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Senator Nelson's Online Sales Tax Legislation Passes Out of Committee

The Senate Finance Committee today approved two bills sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, allowing Texas to collect sales tax from remote sellers in accordance with the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Senate Appoints Budget Conferees

The Texas Senate today named Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, its chair of the Conference Committee on HB 1, the appropriations bill. She will serve alongside Senators Huffman, Kolkhorst, Taylor and Nichols.

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Budget Passes Out of Senate

The Texas Senate today approved the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, the Senate's version of the appropriations bill, sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, establishing the state's budget priorities for the next two years.

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Senate Budget Passes Out of Senate Finance Committee

The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously approved the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, the appropriations bill, sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Senate Finance Committee Finalizes Senate Budget

The Senate Finance Committee today approved final workgroup recommendations for SB 1, the appropriations bill, filed by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

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Texas Senate Approves SB 72 to Address Human Trafficking

The Texas Senate today approved SB 72, creating the Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinating Council whose members include all state agencies that receive an appropriation to address human trafficking.

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Senator Nelson's Contracting Reform Legislation Passes Texas Senate

The Texas Senate today approved SB 65, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, responding to the continued failure of state agencies to follow laws and procedures on state contracting.

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