Lt. Dan's 30 Legislative Priorities

Senate Bill 1 – State Budget
Senate Bill 2 – Restoring Voter Fraud to a Felony
Senate Bill 3 – Increasing the Homestead Exemption to $70,000
Senate Bill 4 – Adding Additional Property Tax Relief
Senate Bill 5 – Increasing the Business Personal Property Tax Exemption
Senate Bill 6 – Adding New Natural Gas Plants
Senate Bill 7 – Continuing to Improve the Texas Grid
Senate Bill 8 – Empowering Parental Rights – Including School Choice
Senate Bill 9 – Empowering Teacher Rights ­­– Teacher Pay Raise
Senate Bill 10 – Adding 13th Checks for Retired Teachers
Senate Bill 11 – Keeping Our Schools Safe and Secure
Senate Bill 12 – Banning Children’s Exposure to Drag Shows
Senate Bill 13 – Protecting Children from Obscene Books in Libraries
Senate Bill 14 – Ending Child Gender Modification
Senate Bill 15 – Protecting Women’s College Sports
Senate Bill 16 – Banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Higher Education
Senate Bill 17 – Banning Discriminatory “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” (DEI) Policies in Higher Education
Senate Bill 18 – Eliminating Tenure at General Academic Institutions
Senate Bill 19 – Creating A New Higher Education Endowment Fund
Senate Bill 20 – Removing District Attorneys Who Refuse to Follow Texas Law
Senate Bill 21 – Removing Judges Who Refuse to Follow Texas Law
Senate Bill 22 – Assisting Rural Law Enforcement Funding – Increasing Pay and Needed Equipment
Senate Bill 23 – Creating A Mandatory 10-Year Prison Sentence for Criminals Committing Gun Crime
Senate Bill 24 – Expanding Alternatives to Abortion
Senate Bill 25 – Creating New Scholarships for Registered Nurses
Senate Bill 26 – Expanding Mental Health Care Beds Across Texas – Focus on Rural Counties
Senate Bill 27 – Creating A New Business Specialty Court
Senate Bill 28 – Addressing Texas’ Future Water Needs
Senate Bill 29 – Banning Local COVID-19 Mandates
Senate Bill 30 – Supplemental Budget


Wow, there is some crazy stuff in there !

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Say what? Do they ever say why?
Just what is the problem?

About half of that is just stuff he’s against.


Dude is the biggest chode…lol


Should we start at the top? Did you mean to circle 11? What is wrong with keeping our schools safe and secure?

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Shouldn’t that say “Attorneys General”?


Or both? Clearly some of this is just posturing for the base with no chance of passing, but some probably has some merit.


As long as he gets UH its $1 billion additional endowment, I’ll be willing to look the other way on a lot of things.

So should every good Coog.

No way ; it’s our money to begin with. State deciding what theories can be taught in higher education and doing away with tenure is a BIG NO. Bills 16-18 will greatly reduce UH ability
to be top tier or ever get to AAU.


Not getting that endowment may jeopardize our chances as well.

Is the endowment tied to any of those other bills?

Said differently, should we be concerned that it’s less of a priority than everything on this very long list?

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But everyone should understand that we might need to bite the bullet on a few other things if that’s what it takes to get it.

This is definitely NOT the time to be an ideological hardliner.

We have nothing to do with how they vote on this, outside of contacting state Congressman.

Why would it matter what we think of Dan Patrick? I don’t think he reads Coogfans.

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He probably doesn’t.

But I’d be careful about alienating him if we want the money. He could influence a lot of things.

As I said, this is NOT the time to be an ideological hardliner.

Once again, he doesn’t read Coogfans. He’s a politician, not a fragile bird. He works for the taxpayers.

People are free to feel how they want about him, good or bad.

Feel yes.

Express directly to anyone in power such that it might affect his decision-making……probably not a good idea until the money is in hand.

In the end, it’s never a good idea to bite the hand that feeds you.

I’ll be sure to hold my tongue on the off-chance I run into him on one of my semi-annual trips to Houston/Austin.

If I write my state representative, state senator, Lt. Dan and Abbott expressing my opinion on any of those bills, I’m not signing it off with “Go Coogs!” or anything else. You can support the endowment and not support the other stuff. The real problem is if UH or UH Pac fights against those bills, but even then I don’t think UH will be fighting against those bills alone as they will likely have most if not all the other state universities fighting against them. So if he would be retalitory, I don’t know that he would single out UH like DeSantis did Disney. I might change my tune if he was to make any endowment conditional on this other stuff.

Some of those bills I find distasteful just because I don’t think it is something I want our state Government legislating, more so than I am for or against whatever issue the bill addresses. For example, bills on trans athletes.

These guys work for us, not the other way around. Unfortunately, we tend to re-elect them even when they don’t really serve our interests.