Posts Categorized: Capitol Hall Report

Second Amendment Self Defense Rights Progress

Second Amendment Self Defense Rights Progress While many pro-Second Amendment patriots still feel the sting of the failure of the constitutional carry legislation this past session, all was not lost in that several good 2nd Amendment protection bills were passed by the 86th Legislature and signed into law by the governor. Though limited to only 12 bills,… Read more

Senator Bob Hall to hold Legislative Town Hall Tour

Friends, We will be holding a series of public town hall meetings throughout Senate District 2 to discuss the 86th Legislative Session and to answer your questions. The time and locations of the currently scheduled town halls are included below: Tuesday, August 13th: Bonham, Fannin County 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St, Bonham, TX… Read more

Case Study of Liberty Loss Through Government Overreach – Part 4

Case Study of Liberty Loss Through Government Overreach – Part 4 Texas Supreme delivers major smack-down to CPS for the illegal abduction of a 4-year-old child. The latest good news is that the Texas Supreme Court on October 24, 2019 reunited the Pardo family by ruling that DFPS had not shown a “substantial risk of a… Read more

Commentary: Part 3 – The Hospital/Doctor

This is the third of a four-part series on a case study of liberty loss through government overreach. In what can only be characterized as an extreme miscarriage of justice, the Texas Department of Child Protective Services (CPS) got an emergency court order in Kaufman County to remove a 4-year-old boy from his family. On… Read more

Commentary: Part 2 – CPS Caseworker

This is the second of a four-part series on a case study of liberty loss through government overreach.   This government agency, Child Protective Services (CPS), is the genesis of this problem and others like it. As has been confirmed multiple times, CPS does not know when or under what circumstances it is in the… Read more

Commentary: Part 1 – CPS Heavy-Handed Overreach

This is the first of a four-part series on a case study of liberty loss through government overreach. When the overreaching heavy hand of the government leads to even one instance of injustice, a little bit of liberty is lost for all citizens. On July 2, 2019, in Kaufman County, Texas, another piece of liberty… Read more

86th Legislative Session Update

My staff in the Capitol office is continuing to analyze the 7,437 bills filed in the 86th Legislature. The Senate is responsible for just under 3,000 of those, while our counterparts in the House filed an incredible 5,733 separate pieces of legislation. This does not include emergency bills that could be added later by Governor… Read more

Honoring and Serving Our Veterans in Texas

Honoring and Serving Our Veterans in Texas As an veteran myself, I am honored this session to be Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security.  Last week in the first meeting of the committee we heard testimony from multiple state agencies about the services that they provide to veterans. Texas… Read more

Taxpayer Funded Lobbying

Let’s keep your tax dollars from funding support for causes you don’t agree with Governmental entities and non-profit organizations currently funded with public taxpayer dollars are using those dollars to hire lobbyists to advocate against Texas Legislature bills intended to protect taxpayers. That is right, your tax dollars are being used to lobby against reductions… Read more

Driver Reform: Keeping Texas Motorists Behind The Wheel

Government exists to serve the people. When government claims a need to regulate certain activities or aspects of our lives, it is imperative that it do so in the most non-intrusive way. The Department of Public Safety (DPS), who administers Texas’ driver licensing program, has lost sight of that principle. The vast majority of adults… Read more