FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/23/2019
North Texas State Representative Receives High Profile Committee Assignments
Rep. Johnson to serve on the House Insurance Committee and Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence in the 86th Legislative Session
Austin, Texas – Today Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced committee assignments for the members of the 86th legislature of the Texas House of Representatives. Newly elected State Representative Julie Johnson of Dallas County was appointed to the prestigious House Committee on Insurance and House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. In the past Rep. Johnson has faced off against insurance companies through her law practice, to provide legal protection for consumers.
"I am excited to utilize my experience as a trial lawyer on the Insurance and Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committees to advocate for legislation that protects everyday Texans," said Rep. Johnson. "I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle on critical matters such as creating avenues for accessible and affordable healthcare, and I am grateful to Speaker Bonnen for his leadership and thoughtfulness on today’s committee selections. Through these committee assignments, I will have the opportunity to work on crafting laws that will ensure that Texans are able to see a doctor when they get sick."
During the 86th Legislative Session, Rep. Julie Johnson will hear legislation and testimony on matters pertaining to insurance and the insurance industry, civil law, civil procedure, administrative law, and more. Committees are also charged with oversight of state agencies. The House Committee on Insurance oversees agencies such as the Texas Department of Insurance and the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence oversees the Texas Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals and the Office of the Attorney General.