News Release From the Office of State Senator Wendy Davis

August 18, 2009
Contact: Bernie Scheffler, 512.463.0110

Governor to Sign Senator Davis' Bacterial Meningitis Bill into Law

AUSTIN — Governor Perry will on Thursday ceremonially sign House Bill 4189, a piece of legislation that includes provisions championed by Senator Wendy Davis (Senate Bill 819) that will help deter the spread of bacterial meningitis on college campuses in Texas.

Also in attendance at the bill signing ceremony will be Jamie Schanbaum, who became the face of the movement for meningitis awareness and vaccination after she contracted a particularly virulent strain of the infection last fall while attending the University of Texas at Austin.


Bill Signing Ceremony


Senator Wendy Davis
Representative Patrick Rose
Representative Donna Howard
Governor Rick Perry
Jamie Schanbaum and Family

Also in attendance will be representatives from:
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT)
Houston Immunization Partnership
Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools (UT Austin)
United Ways of Texas

WHEN: Thursday, August 20
4:45 p.m.
WHERE: The Texas State Capitol
Governor's Reception Room (Room 2S.1)

For more information, please contact Bernie Scheffler at