to Austin for 83rd Session
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
The 83rd Legislative Session
convened at noon on Jan. 8 with the swearing-in of members of
the Texas House of Representatives and Senate in Austin.
We congratulate Rep. Joe
Straus, who was unanimously re-elected to a third term as Speaker
of the House of Representatives, and Sen. Leticia Van de
Putte, who was elected President Pro Tem of the Texas Senate.
I attended the opening-day
ceremonies and also visited the 14 offices of our Bexar County
state representatives and senators to meet the staff members we
will be working with as the session moves forward.
Stay tuned to this column for
more details on the latest happenings at the Texas Capitol.
Mary Nava (left) meets with District 25
Sen. Donna Campbell, MD, in Austin.
resolutions by Jan. 31
If you have any issues you would
like the BCMS delegation to consider submitting to TMA regarding
change in policy, or a stance you would like them to take on a
particular issue, it is time to submit the issue to the BCMS
delegation in the form of a resolution.
Please return all resolutions by Jan. 31.
send via fax to 210-301-2150.
For more information and local discussion on
legislative advocacy, practice management and other issues,
consider joining the BCMS Socioeconomics and Legislative Committee.
For information, and to sign up for First Tuesdays, contact Mary
Nava at 210-301-4395 or by email.