Submitted by Scott Sanford, State Representative
Good Afternoon District 70:
We have made it past the halfway point of Session! Now in the House of Representatives we are hearing crucial pieces of legislation, and I am reading bills diligently to stay informed.
On Tuesday, March 19th I laid out House Bill 1851 to the House of Representatives Insurance Committee. This piece of legislation will help ensure that the faith based organization, Health Care Sharing Ministries, will continue to operate in Texas. It was a successful presentation, and I am happy to have my first bill presentation under my belt.
Last Wednesday was a big day in Austin, because the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1600. This piece of legislation managed the organization and operation of the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC). I was able to amend this bill with Amendment 15 which prohibits the PUC from issuing a cease and desist order to any electricity customer. No commission should be able to restrict a Texan’s access to basic and necessary utilities like electricity. I am proud to say the rest of the Texas House agreed, and all members voted for this amendment.
Finally, on Friday of last week the Wall Street Journal posted an interview with me on HB 2026 concerning the elimination of renewable portfolio standards. You can view my comments on energy subsidies on my facebook or through this link.
If you want to talk further about what our office is doing in response to CSCOPE, smart meters, renewable energy subsidies, or any other piece of legislation please do not hesitate to contact us at 512-463-0356. Also if you are on social media I encourage all of you to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scottsanford.us, on Twitter at @Scott_SanfordTX, or on Instagram at Scott_SanfordTX.