Representative Jacey Jetton Supports Election Integrity Legislation

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces support for election integrity legislation passed by the Texas House, following more than 15 years of bipartisan efforts to increase confidence in the outcomes of our elections.  “Texans have spoken loud and clear: it should be easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Rep. Jetton said. “After many […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Joint-Authors Property Tax Reform Bills

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces support for House Bill 59 by Chairman Murr and House Bill 958 by Chairman Oliverson.  These bills take significant steps to reduce property taxes without cutting education funding. “Property taxes are out of control in Texas,” Jetton said. “It is unacceptable that an individual could be taxed out […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Joint-Authors HB 3520

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces support for House Bill 3520, taking a vital step in combatting human trafficking in Texas. The bill, authored by Chairman Todd Hunter, would raise the minimum age for individuals who work in a sexually oriented business to 21 and imposes penalties for businesses that violate this statute. “Texas […]

HB 6 Protects Voters in Vulnerable Communities

AUSTIN, TX – State Representative Jacey Jetton expressed his full support for House Bill 6, following extensive and thorough public testimony in the House Elections Committee. Jetton also expressed concern over the rampant misinformation surrounding Chairman Briscoe Cain’s bill. “House Bill 6 does not impact your ability to vote, but instead protects your vote from […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files Bill to Ban Federal Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a bill prohibiting the State of Texas from hiring a lobbyist to petition the federal government. The bill would also preclude any state funds from being used to the same end. “When we elect a representative, we elect a person to advocate on our behalf,” Jetton said. “The […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files a Trigger Bill for HR 1

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a “trigger bill” that would go into effect if the federal government passed a bill to take over Texas’ elections. HR1 has passed the US House of Representatives and is awaiting the Senate for approval. If this bill passes, Jetton’s bill would automatically decouple federal races from all […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files a Bill to Make School Supplies Tax-Exempt for Teachers

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a bill allowing teachers to purchase school supplies tax free, all year. “In the last twelve months, many Texas families discovered an even deeper appreciation for teachers,” said Jetton. “Our teachers found ways to educate students in unprecedented circumstances and then worked diligently to get kids back in […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files Four Election Integrity Bills

AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces four more bills designed to secure Texas elections. Three bills focus on the ballot by mail process while the fourth enforces voter roll maintenance. “Election integrity is an emergency item for the 87th Legislative Session,” said Jetton. “House Bills 2320. 2321, 2322, and 2546 are designed to build […]

The Asian American House Caucus Authors Lunar New Year Resolution

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2021 AUSTIN – The Asian American House Caucus of the 87th Legislative Session of the Texas House of Representatives jointly authors the Lunar New Year Resolution. To commemorate the Year of the Ox, the caucus authored a bill wishing all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year a joyous and […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files Medical Reciprocity Bill

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2021 AUSTIN – State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a bill giving doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas. House Bill 1780 gives doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas if their license is substantively the same as what is required in Texas.   “In the wake of […]