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P.O. Box 12068

Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-0109

State Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-Fort Worth)

Current Rating

Previous Ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index

  • Career: B
  • 2015: B
  • 2013: C+
  • 2011: B
  • 2009: A

Senate District 9

About State Sen. Kelly Hancock

Senator Hancock is a Businessman from North Richland Hills, Texas. He earned his BBA Degree from Baylor University and is a former School Board Member in Birdville ISD. Representative Hancock has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2007.
Committee Assignments during 85th Legislative Session: Business & Commerce (Chair); Finance; Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation
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Sen. Kelly Hancock's Record

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  • Speaker
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, Not Voting
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SB 14: Comprehensive ethics reform for legislators

Senate Journal Page: 205
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 4: Prohibiting local entities from implementing sanctuary city policies

Senate Journal Page: 244
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 500: Prohibits elected officials convicted of abuse of office from receiving a publicly-funded pension while serving their sentence

Senate Journal Page: 248
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 502: Requiring greater reporting of lobby expenditures to reduce "ticket splitting"

Senate Journal Page: 263
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 503: Bars a registered Texas lobbyist from serving in elected office

Senate Journal Page: 264
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 504: Bars former legislators from lobbying for two-year legislative cycle following their departure from public office

Senate Journal Page: 278
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 505: Prohibits retired officeholders who register as a lobbyist from making a political contribution using their old campaign account

Senate Journal Page: 289
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SJR 2: Applying to Congress to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution

Senate Journal Page: 356
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 7: Relating to improper relationships between teachers and students and reporting of educator misconduct

Senate Journal Page: 456
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 6: Prohibiting local entities from regulating restrooms on private property

Senate Journal Page: 531
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 135: Requiring all state agencies to identify savings

Senate Journal Page: 558
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 2: Reducing property tax rollback rate, requiring automatic elections for exceeding that rate

Senate Journal Page: 614
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 17: Franchise Tax phase-out

Senate Journal Page: 615
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 730: Personal property tax exemption

Senate Journal Page: 688
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 16: Reducing fees for handgun licenses

Senate Journal Page: 692
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 407: Limiting competition or bidding exemption to the Public Information Act

Senate Journal Page: 725
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 88: Prohibiting photo-enforced traffic citations

Senate Journal Page: 759
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 3: Establishing Education Savings Accounts

Senate Journal Page: 828
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 9: Strengthening the state's constitutional spending limit

Senate Journal Page: 829
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 13: Prohibiting automatic union dues payroll deductions

Senate Journal Page: 829
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 151: Requiring voter approval of pension obligation bonds

Senate Journal Page: 829
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 799: Re-authorizing hotel occupancy tax in El Paso county

Senate Journal Page: 878
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 18, Amendment 1 by Seliger: Creating a new finanial assistance grant program

Senate Journal Page: 880
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment
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SB 19, Amendment 1 by Schwertner: Reducing permissible public university tuition increases from 3% to 1% annually

Senate Journal Page: 882
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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SB 19: Performance-based tuition limitations and freeze for four years

Senate Journal Page: 882
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 737, Amendment 2 by Huffines: Requiring a public hearing before municipalities can increase a fee

Senate Journal Page: 904
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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SB 737: Requiring uniform disclosure of fee increases on a municipal budget

Senate Journal Page: 904
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 488: Reforming the citizen petition and initiative process

Senate Journal Page: 912
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 18: Prohibiting the practice of setting aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance

Senate Journal Page: 926
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 509: Increasing transparency and strengthening oversight of public pension systems

Senate Journal Page: 942
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 750: Repealing restrictions on package store permits a person can hold

Senate Journal Page: 942
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 626: Requiring separate identification and offer for property sought other than by condemnation

Senate Journal Page: 954
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 612: Texas Ethics Commission process reform

Senate Journal Page: 965
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 813: Providing recovery of damages, attorneys fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies

Senate Journal Page: 994
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 627: Strengthening property owner bill of rights in surveys or examinations for eminent domain

Senate Journal Page: 997
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 977: Prohibiting use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity

Senate Journal Page: 1034
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 445: Requiring separate authorization and disclosure of tax-funded lobbying by political subdivisions

Senate Journal Page: 1036
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 451, Amendment 3 by Hughes: Restricting local short-term rental prohibitions, capping permit fee

Senate Journal Page: 1042
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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SB 451: Local regulation of short term rental preemption

Senate Journal Page: 1044
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 979: Prohibiting private entity from using property acquired through eminent domain for rail from other uses; right of repurchase

Senate Journal Page: 1046
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SCR 1: Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Senate Journal Page: 1159
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 797: Expanding authority to pledge hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects

Senate Journal Page: 1160
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 686 (Local & Uncontested): Re-authorizing a hotel occupancy tax in Real County

Senate Journal Page: 1183
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SJR 43: Prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system

Senate Journal Page: 1197
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 586: Extension of rural and small telecom subsidies

Senate Journal Page: 1198
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 715: Requiring municipalities get voter approval before starting annexation process

Senate Journal Page: 1223
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1147: Establishing the Texas Music Foundation and related museum

Senate Journal Page: 1244
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 975: Burdening private rail operators with security regulations

Senate Journal Page: 1256
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 625: Creating special purpose taxing district information database

Senate Journal Page: 1371
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1812: Prohibiting tax-funded lobbying by appraisal districts

Senate Journal Page: 1522
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 589: Creating an occupational license for behavioral analysts

Senate Journal Page: 1523
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 210: Requiring two regulations be repealed for every new one created

Senate Journal Page: 1525
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1354: Pledging state HOT and sales tax to hotel projects

Senate Journal Page: 1540
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 740: Requiring court costs be paid by condemners when they grossly undervalue a property under eminent domain process

Senate Journal Page: 1554
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 637: Requiring audits of regional mobility authority to receive state funds

Senate Journal Page: 1558
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 2056: Expanding certain HOT authorization to finance stadiums

Senate Journal Page: 1588
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1289: Requiring domestic steel for government projects

Senate Journal Page: 1604
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1588: Eliminating non-commercial vehicle safety inspections

Senate Journal Page: 1658
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 636: Requiring greater citizen input before municipalities can change building codes

Senate Journal Page: 1660
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1122: Allowing public vote to abolish Dallas County Schools

Senate Journal Page: 1664
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 654: Allowing advanced practice registered nurses to service as primary care providers in Medicaid plans

Senate Journal Page: 1719
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 764: Accounting of costs incurred by illegal immigrants

Senate Journal Page: 1739
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SJR 54: Authorizing municipal charter amendments on uniform election dates

Senate Journal Page: 1741
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 200: Creating local government financial and tax rate information database managed by the Comptroller

Senate Journal Page: 1777
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1061: Allowing charter school operators to hold more than one charter if they are for different purposes

Senate Journal Page: 1805
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1407: More transparency on property tax bills

Senate Journal Page: 1811
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 459: Prohibiting localities from regulating or taxing firearms, ammunition, or knifes above and beyond state law

Senate Journal Page: 1877
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1683: Requiring food establishments post allergy information posters

Senate Journal Page: 1929
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1605: Creating a database of school district financial information

Senate Journal Page: 1930
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1151: Strengthening free speech protections at public universities

Senate Journal Page: 1959
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1449: Prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction projects

Senate Journal Page: 2081
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 95: Allowing raw milk sales and delivery by permit holders

Senate Journal Page: 2119
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1494: Expanding hotel occupancy tax for the arts

Senate Journal Page: 2264
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 3859: Strengthening right of conscious for child welfare

Senate Journal Page: 2444
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 3287: Creating additional regulations, mandates, and restrictions on alcohol production/sales

Senate Journal Page: 2490
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 3294: Extending major events reimbursement to NASCAR

Senate Journal Page: 2500
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 490: Creating new hearing aid/cochlear implant insurance mandate

Senate Journal Page: 2513
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 1290: Requiring state agencies repeal one rule for each one adopted

Senate Journal Page: 2680
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 3808: Expanding occupations for loan repayment assistance

Senate Journal Page: 2718
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 967 (L&U): Allowing TexAmericas Center (special purpose district) to "promote economic development"

Senate Journal Page: 3032
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1, 1st Called, Amendment 3 by Rodriguez: Increasing rollback rate to 6%

Senate Journal Page: 107
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment
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SB 1, 1st Called, Amendment 6 by Uresti: Raising the exemption for property tax reform

Senate Journal Page: 108
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment
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SB 1, 1st Called, Amendment 5 by Perry: Creating exemption to property tax protections

Senate Journal Page: 109
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment
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SB 2, 1st Called: School finance reform with tax credit scholarships

Senate Journal Page: 216
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1, 1st Called: Property tax reform, rollback rate reduction

Senate Journal Page: 221
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 3, 1st Called: Prohibiting local overreach regarding bathroom regulations, known as the Privacy Act

Senate Journal Page: 221
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 9, 1st Called: Strengthening constitutional state spending limit

Senate Journal Page: 223
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 7, 1st Called: Prohibiting automatic government collection of union dues

Senate Journal Page: 224
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 4, 1st Called: Prohibiting tax-funded abortions

Senate Journal Page: 226
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 5, 1st Called: Strengthening voter fraud prevention

Senate Journal Page: 281
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 15, 1st Called: Statewide texting while driving ban preemption

Senate Journal Page: 282
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 6, 1st Called: Municipal annexation reforms

Senate Journal Page: 282
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 13, 1st Called: Municipal permitting reform

Senate Journal Page: 283
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SB 14, 1st Called: Protecting private property rights in trees

Senate Journal Page: 283
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BillSponsorship Credit

Sponsorship: Art. V Convention of States (State Sovereignty)

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Sponsorship: Citizen Petition Reform (Local Government Reform)

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Sponsorship: Clarifying purchase offers in eminent domain cases (Property Rights)

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Sponsorship: Eliminate passenger vehicle inspections (Budget & Tax Reform)

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Sponsorship: Eliminating Passing the Trash (K-12 Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Eliminating the Dallas County Schools system (K-12 Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Ending Public University Tuition Set-asides (Higher Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Ethics Reform

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Sponsorship: Expanding charter schools for different focuses (K-12 Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Expanding Educational Freedom (K-12 Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Expanding Package Store Permits (Promoting Free Markets)

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Sponsorship: Franchise Tax Phase-out

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Sponsorship: Freezing Public University Tuition Rates (Higher Education Reform)

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Sponsorship: Granting advanced practice registered nurses primary care privileges for certain state plans (Promoting Free Markets)

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Sponsorship: Local charter amendments on uniform election dates (Election Integrity)

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Sponsorship: Municipal Annexation Reform (Local Government Reform)

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Sponsorship: No eminent domain for high-speed rail (Property Rights)

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Sponsorship: No state funds for high-speed rail (Corporate Welfare & Cronyism)

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Sponsorship: No state funds for local pension systems (State Government Reform)

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Sponsorship: No tax-funded lobbying for appraisal districts

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Sponsorship: Paycheck Protection (State Government Reform)

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Sponsorship: Preempting local regulations and taxation of guns, ammunition, and knifes (State Sovereignty)

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Sponsorship: Process Reform at the Texas Ethics Commission (First Amendment Protections)

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Sponsorship: Prohibiting local entities from regulating restrooms on private property

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Sponsorship: Property Tax Reform

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Sponsorship: Protection from undervalued offers by condemners in eminent domain cases (Property Rights)

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Sponsorship: Protections from frivolous actions of state agencies (Promoting Free Markets)

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Sponsorship: Reduce License to Carry fee (Budget & Tax Reform)

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Sponsorship: Require agencies remove regulations before adding new ones (Promoting Free Markets)

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Sponsorship: Resolution calling on Congress to repeal Obamacare (Promoting Free Markets)

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Sponsorship: Sanctuary Cities Ban

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Sponsorship: Short-term rental preemption (State Sovereignty)

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Sponsorship: Strict Spending Limits (Taxing & Expenditure Limits)

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Sponsorship: Tax-funded lobbying disclosure

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Sponsorship: Voter Approval of Pension Obligation Bonds (Local Government Reform)

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