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Rep. Justin Holland Wraps Up Second Legislative Session in the Texas House  print page

by: Rep. Holland, Justin
05/27/2019

Austin, TX- In the 140 days of the 86th Texas Legislature, which gaveled in January 8th, 2019, State Representative Justin Holland (R-Heath) successfully navigated 11 bold and conservative pieces of legislation through the House and Senate to the Governor's desk waiting to become law.

In only his second session, Representative Holland displayed effective leadership and helped shepherd conservative legislative reforms to the House Floor. Rep. Holland was appointed to the powerful State Affairs committee dealing with many of the State's most important issues such as matters of religious liberty, banning taxpayer funded lobbying, and pro-life legislation.

Representative Holland held firm on all the conservative votes of the legislative session - voting for:
1. Ending the practice of taxpayer funded lobbying, a Collin County GOP and Collin County Commissioner's Court priority;

2. The Texas Tax Payer Protection and Transparency Act;

3. Ending taxpayer supported assistance or abatement of abortion providers;

4. School Finance Reform. The new school finance plan provides $5 billion dollars in property tax relief, reduces recapture, more commonly known as Robin Hood, by $3.6 billion, provides $2 billion in teacher merit pay compensation, and $1.6 billion for pay increases to teacher, librarians, counselors, and nurses. Additionally, the reform package helps secure retired teacher benefits and creates an actuarially-sound Retired Teacher pension system moving forward: and,

5. Representative Holland authored groundbreaking legislation ending unconstitutional hidden occupations taxes and fees on home owners and builders by changing the way building permits and city building departments are run.

"In my second term serving House District 33, I conscientiously worked with my colleagues to address issues important to my district, like school finance reform and property taxes." Representative Holland said, "I'm proud of the conservative legislative portfolio I worked to set on the Governor's desk this session."

For more information on Representative Holland's legislative portfolio and the bills passed through the Texas House, please contact Robert Paulsen at robert.paulsen@house.texas.gov.

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