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P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-0107

State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston)

Current Rating

Previous Ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index

  • Career: B
  • 2013: A
  • 2011: A+
  • 2009: B-
  • 2007: D-

About State Sen. Dan Patrick

Senator Patrick is a former Broadcaster and Business Owner and is from Houston, Texas. He received his BA Degree in English from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Jan, have been married for 34 years and have one daughter. Senator Patrick has served in the Texas Senate since 2007.
Committee Assignments during 83rd Legislative Session: Education (Chair); Criminal Justice; Finance; Higher Education; Transportation; Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence, & Transparency; Redistricting (Select)

Sen. Dan Patrick's Record

  • Pro-Taxpayer
  • Anti-Taxpayer
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, Not Voting
  • Not Applicable
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SJR 13: Reducing citizen choices in elections for only some state offices and empowering bureaucracies

Senate Journal Page: 528
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 617: New regulations of "energy efficiency professionals"

Senate Journal Page: 750
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 449: Banning capital appreciation bonds

Senate Journal Page: 763
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 15: Applying new restrictions on boards of regents from doing their job overseeing universities

Senate Journal Page: 850
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 2: Expanding the number of charter schools while ensuring better oversight

Senate Journal Page: 879
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1406: Putting CSCOPE under the authority of the SBOE

Senate Journal Page: 903
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1263: Allowing parents to more quickly take over a failing school

Senate Journal Page: 963
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SCR 33: Reconsidering SB 346, an unconstitutional infringement on political speech

Senate Journal Page: 963
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 843: Increasing local government transparency

Senate Journal Page: 993
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 303: Infringing on individual liberty

Senate Journal Page: 1010
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1795: Codifying operating rules for ObamaCare exchange "navigators" into law

Senate Journal Page: 1100
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SJR 55: Returning System Benefit Fund dollars to the rate-payers

Senate Journal Page: 1146
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1655: Enabling the enactment of SJR 55

Senate Journal Page: 1147
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SJR 1: A constitutional amendment to withdraw $6 billion from the ESF

Senate Journal Page: 1168
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 1422: Making it more difficult for volunteer activists to engage in policy debates by requiring to register as lobbyists

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SB 14: Providing more transparency for local government debt

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HB 2197: Reauthorizing the Lottery Commission

Senate Journal Page: 1936
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 912: Providing privacy protections from inappropriate drone use

Senate Journal Page: 1958
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 2294: Removing unnecessary licensing requirements for "thermostat installation"

Senate Journal Page: 2127
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 3536: Imposing a new tax on small manufacturers at the behest of large manufacturers

Senate Journal Page: 2315
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 1843, Motion to Table Amendment 1 by Williams: Repealing the Top-10% Rule

Senate Journal Page: 2320
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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HB 1675, Amendment 6 by Ellis: Putting the SBOE under sunset review

Senate Journal Page: 2377
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 500: Providing an across-the-board cut to the Gross Margins Tax

Senate Journal Page: 2441
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 148: Bringing greater accountability into the mail-in ballot process

Senate Journal Page: 2443
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 213: Making the small business tax exemption permanent

Senate Journal Page: 2575
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 950: Requiring companies to pay certain salaries

Senate Journal Page: 2882
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1 Conference Report: Increasing budget beyond reasonable levels while increasing legislator pensions

Senate Journal Page: 3528
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 1025 Conference Report: Draining the ESF for non-emergency spending

Senate Journal Page: 3773
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 16 Conference Report, 2nd Called: Relying on the LBB to protect the ESF from revenue diversions instead of the constitution

Senate Journal Page: 83
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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Sponsor: Restraining Government Growth

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Sponsor: Taxpayer Protection

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Sponsor: Tax Relief

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Sponsor: Budget Reform

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Sponsor: Transparency

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Sponsor: Good Governance

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Sponsor: Education

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Sponsor: Property Rights

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