Rep. Ron Reynolds Addresses the 100th day of the 85th Legislative Session
Rep. Ron Reynolds released the following statement today regarding the marking of the 100th Day of the 85th Legislative Session:
AUSTIN, TX - "Today is the 100th day of the 85th legislative session. That means my colleagues and I have 40 days left to address the legislative priorities that will shape Texas into the state that it can be. Legislative priorities such as: education, economic development, health, criminal justice reform, and voting rights are important not only to myself, but also to the thousands of Texans who are affected by these types of laws.
However, many public priorities have yet to be passed. I have 40 days to work with my colleagues towards the passage of my essential bills including, but not limited to:
- An EDUCATION bill which proposes full day prekindergarten for Texas children.
- ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT bills that support fiscal growth of small businesses and historically underutilized businesses. And bills that better the Texas economy by raising the minimum wage or requiring equal pay to women employees.
- A HEALTH bill that creates mental health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program. And a concurrent resolution which urges Congress to keep the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- A bill that promotes CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM in Texas by requiring appointment of a special prosecutor for offenses that are committed by certain peace officers and that result in serious bodily injury or death. And a bill that alters the grand jury process to a more fair and common sense practice.
- VOTING RIGHTS bills that make elections more voter-friendly such as allowing electronic voter registration or reforming the discriminatory voter ID laws.
For only 140 days every two years, my aim is not only to create and pass impactful laws, but also monitor and kill bad bills that would be harmful. This session has been a balance between both, but my efforts are optimistically placed behind urging the passage of the bills that will benefit the circumstance of citizens of my district and all Texans. I ask that each of you stay engaged and help me pass the positive bills by contacting your members of the legislature and declare your support. These 100 days have swiftly passed, but this momentum is encouraging me to finish strong through the last 40 days of this 85th legislative session."
State Representative Ron Reynolds (HD 27)
Ron Reynolds represents Texas House District 27, which encompasses communities of Fort Bend County. Representative Reynolds currently serves on the Elections Committee, and is the ranking member on the Environmental Regulations Committee.