Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2013
Contact: Megan Hanson, (512) 463-0112

SB 149 STRENGTHENING CPRIT GOVERNANCE PASSES HOUSE

AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives today passed SB 149 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to strengthen governance and increase transparency and accountability at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT):

"SB 149 ensures the Institute will operate with the upmost accountability and transparency. More importantly, it will allow us to resume our historic effort to fight cancer. The transgressions that have occurred at CPRIT are inexcusable and will never be tolerated again. Setting up this Institute is one of the most important things the Legislature has ever done, and I am looking forward to its bright future," said Senator Nelson."

The bill will now return to the Senate where differences between the House and Senate versions will be discussed and agreed upon before being sent to the Governor for his signature.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.

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