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85th Texas Legislature (2017)

The 85th Regular Legislative Session

The 85th Regular Legislative Session ran from January 10th to May 29th of 2017. There was one Special Session called by the Governor, taking place during July and August.

Below you will find all the information you need about my service throughout the 85th Regular Legislative Session; committee assignments and caucus memberships, as well as links to bills I authored, bills I co-authored, and bill amendments I proposed.

Committee Assignments

I was deeply honored to work on the following House committees during the 85th Regular Legislative Session:

  • Business & Industry Committee

  • Local & Consent Calendars Committee

  • Public Health Committee

Caucus Membership

In addition to serving in committees, I was honored to be a part of the following caucuses during the 85th Legislature:

  • Texas Legislative Black Caucus

  • Texas House Democratic Caucus

  • Texas Legislative Study Group


Below you can find all the bills and amendments I filed and collaborated on during the 85th Regular Legislative Session.

Primary & Joint Authorship



The Legislative Process

Learn about how the Texas legislative process works, and how a bill becomes a law. Below you can also find voting resources, including registration info.

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