Press Statement
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2008
Contact: Tina Tran, 512-217-5882

Senator Ellis Early Files Comprehensive Bill Package

November 10, 2008 (AUSTIN) - State Senator Rodney Ellis filed an extensive bill package on the first day of early filing for the 81st Texas Legislative Session.

"The people of Texas have serious needs that demand serious solutions. That's why I'm going to fight for a comprehensive legislative package to promote educational opportunities for all Texans, provide access to quality healthcare, implement smart energy policies, and improve our criminal justice system," said Senator Ellis.

Senator Ellis' comprehensive legislative package includes:

Senator Ellis' education bills reflect his continuous emphasis on expanding quality educational opportunities in Texas, from early childhood to higher education.

Criminal Justice
Senator Ellis introduced a package of bills to improve fairness in the Texas criminal justice system and to prevent wrongful convictions in Texas. The "innocence protection package" includes:

In Ellis' ongoing commitment to the men and women who have served this country in the military, he also introduced:

Energy and Environment
Senator Ellis filed over a dozen energy and environmental bills, including:

Senator Ellis introduced a package of bills relating to the insurance industry to ensure Texans receive fair and reasonable coverage for their property. This package includes:

Health Care

    The health care package also includes:

Voter Protection