Texas Senate News Archives — 2001
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Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 19, 2001
Long Term Care Committee Examines State Funding For The Elderly
Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 13, 2001
Joint Committee Examines Water Resources
Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 10, 2001
Craig Estes Takes Oath of Office
Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 5, 2001
Senate Committees Examine Pocketbook Issues
Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 4, 2001
Business and Commerce Subcommittees Examine Insurance
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Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 29, 2001
Public Education Subcommittee Hearings Continue in Galveston
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2001
Senate Border Subcommittee Examines Border Infrastructure Problems
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 15, 2001
Public Education Subcommittee Hearings Continue in Brownsville
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 7, 2001
Examination of the Payment of Health Care Providers and Public School Finance
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 5, 2001
Senate Jurisprudence Committee Convenes For The 77th Interim
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 2, 2001
Electric Deregulation Committee Monitors Market and Examines Security
Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 1, 2001
Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committe Examines Homeowners Associations
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Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 30, 2001
Senate Committees Continue Work on Services for Texans
Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2001
Senate Committees Address Issues During the 77th Interim
Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 26, 2001
School Tax System Examination Continues
Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 25, 2001
Study of Public School Finance Begins
Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 24, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Hears Sobering Revenue Estimates
Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 11, 2001
Health and Human Services Committee Begins Work for the 77th Interim
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Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 7, 2001
Texas Electric Deregulation Efforts Get Mixed Reviews at Capitol Hearing
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Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 10, 2001
Ratliff Announces Intention to Return to Senate Seat
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Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 25, 2001
Legislative Redistricting Board Concludes Its Duty
Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 24, 2001
Legislative Redistricting Board Adopts District Maps
Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 17, 2001
Legislative Redistricting Board Hears Testimony from Public and Legislators
Icon: Press Release with pictureJuly 12, 2001
Texas Will Miss Senator Tom Haywood
Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 10, 2001
LRB Members Present Multiple Plans
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Icon: Press ReleaseJune 27, 2001
Legislators Testify in Redistricting Public Hearing
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 26, 2001
Senate Redistricting Holds Third Interim Hearing
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2001
Witnesses Testify in Legislative Redistricting Board Public Hearing
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 14, 2001
Redistricting Committee Continues its Work
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 6, 2001
Senate Redistricting Committee Hold Public Hearing
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 6, 2001
Legislative Redistricting Board Has its First Meeting
Icon: Press ReleaseJune 5, 2001
Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff Announcement
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Icon: Press ReleaseMay 29, 2001
End of Session Review
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 28, 2001
Senate of the 77th Regular Session Stands Adjourned 'Sine Die'
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 27, 2001
Children's Medicaid Simplification Proposal Approved
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2001
Senate Approves Agreement on Retarded Execution Ban
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 25, 2001
Senate Adopts Resolutions Honoring Former Member, WWII Hero
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 24, 2001
Senate Approves Final 2002-2003 Budget Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 23, 2001
Senate Votes Passage of Indoor Air Quality Improvement Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 22, 2001
Senate Votes to Improve Contraceptive Insurance Coverage
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2001
Senate Approves Tougher Animal-Cruelty Laws
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 19, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 18, 2001
Senate Approves Workers' Compensation Overhaul
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 17, 2001
Senate Acts on Issues in Manufactured-Home Industry
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 16, 2001
Charter School Debate Makes a Sudden Stop
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2001
Senate Considers Banning Execution of Mentally Retarded
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 14, 2001
Senate Votes to Pass Environmental Policy Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 12, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 11, 2001
Perry Signs Hate Crimes Bill Into Law
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 10, 2001
Senate Action Addresses Nursing Home Issues
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2001
Senate Meets to Consider Redistricting Proposals
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2001
Proposed Tax Exemption Creates a Stir
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 7, 2001
Senate Passes Landmark Hate Crimes, Insurance Bills
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 5, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 5, 2001
Texas Inaugurates Sen. Chris Harris as Governor for a Day
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 4, 2001
Legislation Would Urge Increased Flexibility, Cooperation
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 3, 2001
Hate Crimes Legislation Continues to Percolate
Icon: Press ReleaseMay 2, 2001
Senate Considering Nuclear Waste Facility
Icon: Press Release with pictureMay 1, 2001
Truck Bed Passenger Bill Goes to Governor
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Icon: Press ReleaseApril 30, 2001
DNA Bill Targets Prevention of Repeat Offenses
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 27, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 27, 2001
Bullock Remembered at Texas History Museum Dedication
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 26, 2001
Bullock Remembered at Texas History Museum Dedication
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 25, 2001
Senate Vote Would Change Judicial Selection Process
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 24, 2001
Medicaid-Reimbursement Bill Wins Senate Approval
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2001
Senate Votes to Improve Benefits to Disabled Police
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 20, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 20, 2001
Education Committee Chair Introduces School Employee Insurance Legislation
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 19, 2001
Senate Passes Broad Water Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 18, 2001
Active Session Punctuated By Bill Not Considered
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 17, 2001
Senate Votes to Pass Texas Emissions Reduction Plan
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 10, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 11, 2001
Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Profiting From Crime Memorabilia
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 10, 2001
Senate Votes Passage of Texas Fair Defense Act
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 9, 2001
Education Committee Chair Announces Draft Insurance Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseApril 6, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 5, 2001
Redistricting Committee Hears Testimony in Joint Hearing
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 4, 2001
Senate Gives Racial Profiling Bill Near-Unanimous Approval
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 3, 2001
Opposition Holds Up Passage of School Finance Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureApril 2, 2001
College Admission Bill Sparks Lengthy Debate
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Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 30, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 29, 2001
Senate Vote Opens Door to Use of Highway Bonds
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 28, 2001
Senate Unanimously Passes Budget Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 27, 2001
Goliad Massacre
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 27, 2001
On Second Day, Senate Passes Bill Addressing School Start Date
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 26, 2001
Finance Committee Approves $111.7 Billion Budget Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 23, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 22, 2001
Tuition Grant Bill Passed After Contentious Debate
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 21, 2001
Senate Passes Broad Medical Privacy Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 20, 2001
Ratliff Optimistic About Teacher Health Insurance Plan
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 19, 2001
Sex Offender Bill Stalls in Senate
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 16, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 15, 2001
Senator Announces Bill Promoting Public School Character Education
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2001
Criminal Justice Committee Hears Racial Profiling Bill
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 13, 2001
Senate Passes Bill to Toughen Prohibition of Children Riding in Pickup Beds
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 12, 2001
Committees Focus on Education Issues
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 9, 2001
WEEK IN REVIEW
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 8, 2001
Bill Would Keep Austin Light Rail Hopes Alive
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 7, 2001
Natural Resources Committee Chair Files Texas Emissions Reduction Plan
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 6, 2001
Senate Passes Amended Colonia Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 6, 2001
Battle of the Alamo
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2001
New Measures for Teacher Health Insurance, Mental Illness and Racial Profiling
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 2, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 2, 2001
Today is Texas Independence Day
Icon: Press Release with pictureMarch 1, 2001
Bipartisan Proposal Addresses Healthcare Gender Gap
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Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2001
Ratliff Announces Committee to Study Statewide Run
Icon: Press Release with pictureFebruary 27, 2001
Senate Welcomes Newest Citizens
Icon: Press Release with pictureFebruary 26, 2001
San Antonio Senator Gets Freshman Treatment
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2001
Ratliff Addresses Medicaid Contractor Probe
Icon: Press Release with pictureFebruary 21, 2001
Lively Session Heads Active Day in the Senate
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2001
Senate Floor Debate Begins to Intensify
Icon: Press Release with pictureFebruary 19, 2001
Senate Votes to Approve DNA Testing Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 16, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press Release with pictureFebruary 15, 2001
Texas Capitol Becomes a Schoolhouse
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 14, 2001
Senators Announce Bill to Overhaul Indigent Criminal Defense System
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 13, 2001
Senate Votes to Approve Child Testimony Legislation
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 12, 2001
Shapiro Calls for More Uniform Election Dates
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 9, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 8, 2001
Senate Action Would Extend Statute of Limitations For Some Injury Cases
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2001
Criminal Justice Committee Hears Testimony of Slain Officer's Family
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2001
Sibley Files Bill Seeking End to Phone Fee Taxes
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2001
Joint Committee Examines Electric Restructuring Issues
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 2, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 1, 2001
Finance Committee Continues Rigorous Hearing Schedule
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Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 31, 2001
Senators Considering State Employee Pay Raise
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 30, 2001
Zaffirini Pledges to Expand Meningitis Prevention Bill
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 29, 2001
School Safety LegislationTakes Aim at Campus Violence
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 26, 2001
Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 25, 2001
Sen. Shapleigh Files Bill to Fund Teachers Health Insurance
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 24, 2001
Gov. Perry Addresses Joint Session of Legislature
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2001
Senators Discuss 2001 Legislative Priorities
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 22, 2001
Haywood Bill Seeks Statewide Agriculture Policy
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 19, 2001
Senate Week in Review
Icon: Press Release with pictureJanuary 16, 2001
Criminal Justice Committee Studies Connally Unit Escape
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 12, 2001
Senate Week in Review
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 11, 2001
Finance Committee Hears Testimony on 2002-2003 Budget
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 10, 2001
Chairs Introduce 2002-2003 Budget Recommendations
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 9, 2001
Texas Senate Convenes for 77th Legislative Session
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2001
Lieutenant Governor Ratliff Clarifies 77th Session Committee Plan
Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 3, 2001
Ratliff Announces Committee Appointments
Icon: Press Release with pictureJanuary 2, 2001
Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff Names 2001 Session Team

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