Senator Tommy Williams
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0104

January 25, 2005
Contact: Lauren Hutton (512) 463-0104

State Sen. Tommy Williams files his first bills of the session

AUSTIN --State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, filed his first round of bills for the 79th session on Tuesday, January 25. Included among this first set of proposals are bills related to the strengthening of student privacy laws and the prosecution of child predators.

Senate Bills 257 and 258 will make it possible to confiscate tools such as vehicles and computers used in the commission of sex crimes. Together, these two proposals will allow the state to further punish convicted sex offenders and prevent future abuse.

Senate Bill 256 strengthens privacy laws regarding Texas students. The bill would make it necessary for school districts to provide written notification to parents of their right to object to the release of their child's personal information.

For a complete list of bills filed by Williams and fellow Senate members, visit Texas Legislature Online at Click on the Legislation link and look under either New Bill Text or Bills By Author.

First elected in 1996 to the Texas House of Representatives, Tommy Williams was later elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2004. He represents Senate District 4 that covers all or portions of Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, Chambers, Jefferson and Orange counties.