Lt. Gov. Patrick issues interim charges

Lt. Gov. Patrick issues interim charges

Posted: Updated:

State senators have their homework leading up to the next session. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has given each committee a laundry list of tasks to study before January 2021. 

One new priority is keeping vapes and e-cigarettes out of kids' hands.

The senate leader also wants lawmakers to study whether students with disabilities are properly protected, balancing it with a teacher's ability to keep order in a classroom. 

The lieutenant governor has tasked three committees with studying ways to lower the cost of health.

In state affairs, he wants senators to take a hard look at taxpayer-funded lobbying. This is when a city or county uses your tax dollars to lobby state or federal lawmakers. This committee is also tasked with strengthening the state's dedication to the Second Amendment and protecting unborn children.

Click here - to see the full list of interim charges from the Lt. Governor's website. 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • 'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    Thursday, January 23 2020 1:36 PM EST2020-01-23 18:36:32 GMT
    Friday, January 24 2020 4:36 AM EST2020-01-24 09:36:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...(AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...
    (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...(AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...
    A host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events has died.
    A host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events has died.
  • Woman critically injured in Lubbock house fire

    Woman critically injured in Lubbock house fire

    Lubbock Fire Rescue reports the cause of a fire that injured a woman in southwest Lubbock Wednesday night is undetermined at this point.
    Lubbock Fire Rescue reports the cause of a fire that injured a woman in southwest Lubbock Wednesday night is undetermined at this point.
  • UPDATED: Fire near 25th & University ruled arson

    UPDATED: Fire near 25th & University ruled arson

    One person has been arrested on a charge of arson for a fire that destroyed on a home on 25th Street near University Thursday.
    One person has been arrested on a charge of arson for a fire that destroyed on a home on 25th Street near University Thursday.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.