FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/08/2011
Frullo Completes Successful First Legislative Session
AUSTIN- The 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature came to a close last week, and for freshman State Representative John Frullo (R-Lubbock) the final day marked a successful end to his first legislative session.
"I am proud of my accomplishments from my first legislative session," said Frullo in regards to the bills he was able to pass through the legislative process. "The work done will have a positive impact on both our community and the state of Texas."
Frullo co-authored several initiatives key to conservatives, including Senate Bill 14, otherwise known as the Voter ID bill, and House Bill 15, related to sonograms for those seeking abortions. He also co-authored a bill allowing those with concealed handgun licenses to store handguns in vehicles in workplace parking lots.
Frullo passed several bills that will help the City of Lubbock save money and increase efficiency. He also joint-authored several pieces of legislation that help state agencies save money and increase efficiencies by allowing everything from the leasing of state parking spaces, private contributions and partnerships for projects in our state parks, and giving the Facilities Commission the ability to accept grants and gifts. Frullo also co-authored a bill that will do away with redundant and obsolete reporting requirements for state agencies.
Another major accomplishment of the 82nd legislative session for Frullo was the unanimous passage of House Bill 3746, otherwise known as Alicia's Law. The bill, Frullo's biggest initiative of the session, gives the Internet Crimes Against Children task forces administrative subpoena power to combat child pornography and sexual abuse. He also joint-authored House Bill 1000, which creates a distribution system for the national research university fund, a very important bill for Texas Tech University.
Other bills gaining passage this session with Frullo's name attached to them include House Bill 3580, by Frullo, creating a specialty license plate for surviving spouses of disabled veterans, and Senate Bill 516, extending the ad valorem tax exemption for disabled veterans to their surviving spouses. Frullo was a co-author of House Bill 2903 which promotes the program for all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) as an important long-term care option in the Medicaid program.
Contact: Kimberly Lile