Legislative Session Passes Key Business Bills

Partnership Lake Houston’s State of the State luncheon presented by First Financial Bank was held on June 30, 2021 at the Golf Club of Houston.

Texas Rep. Dan Huberty, District 127 gave the luncheon attendee’s a recap of the 87th Legislative Session and spoke about Lake Houston Area legislature that will be voted on in the November election.

Watch the full luncheon here:

The following information was shared by Dan Huberty, District 127. Click here to view the full PowerPoint.

Major Legislation Passed:

S.B. 1: Biennial State Budget

– A balanced budget plan spending roughly $250 billion

– 5.2% decrease from previous budget

– $11.6 billion projected balance for the ESF or ‘Rainy Day Fund’

S.B. 2 & S.B. 3: ERCOT Reform

– S.B. 2 reforms the governance of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

– S.B. 3 makes multiple reforms to ensure that Texas is prepared for future natural disasters.

H.B. 5: Broadband Development

– Creates the Broadband Development Office to expand broadband services statewide so that all Texans can have the benefits of high-speed internet.

H.B. 1525: School Finance Reform

– A follow-up to HB 3 (87th) to make corrections to unintended consequences, address COVID-19, and to make necessary updates since the passage of HB 3.

– More detail to follow

H.B. 1927: Constitutional Carry

– The Firearm Carry Act allows all law-abiding Texans age 21 and older to carry a holstered handgun for personal protection

 

House District 127

– 41 Bills authored and joint-authored

– 7 bills sent to the Governor

– Focus this session was on:

-Education funding

-Education accountability

-Flood mitigation and recovery

-Utility Reliability

 

Texas Rep. Dan Huberty, District 127

Huberty has served District 127 in the Texas House of Representatives since he was sworn in on January 11, 2011. He has been re-elected to this seat five times and is serving in his sixth legislative session. Huberty was named to the House Committee on Public Education, as well as the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures, for the 87th Legislative Session. All of Huberty’s achievements are indicative of his background in education and business.

Active in his community, Huberty is a board member of Partnership Lake Houston and Be An Angel Fund. He is also a member of both the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area. Huberty served on the Humble ISD School board for five years before winning the election that sent him to the Texas Capitol.

For more about Dan Huberty, visit www.danhuberty.com

 

View photos from the event on the PartnershipLH Facebook page.

 

Guests of honor in attendance along with Rep. Dan Huberty included:

Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin, City of Houston; Councilmember Charles Cunningham, City of Humble; Jason Stuebe, City Manager; Melissa Gonzalez President, LoneStar College; Mark Mitcheletti, San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors; Chris Parker, Humble ISD School Board; and Casey Christman, Dan Huberty’s Chief of Staff.

 

Partnership Lake Houston’s program of work can only be achieved through the support of our community partners.

Presenting Sponsor First Financial Bank.

First Financial Bank is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing banks. The “One Bank, Multiple Regions” concept combines the best of “Big Bank” customer benefits with the local decision making and involvement of a community bank. The Company includes multiple banking regions with 78 convenient locations throughout Texas, and we offer convenient banking options with a local, personal touch. And because we’re one bank, you can visit any of our locations and receive the same friendly service.

For more information, about First Financial Bank visit www.ffin.com

 

 

Platinum Sponsor: Shell Federal Credit Union

Gold Sponsors: The Auberge at Kingwood

Silver Sponsor: Plains State Bank.