From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
September 1, 2011
Contact: Sarah Gomez, 512-463-0126 / 956-459-2043 (weekend)

Senator Van de Putte Making a Difference in San Antonio

(AUSTIN) — A number of state and local bills passed by Senator Van de Putte (D-26) during the 82nd Legislature took effect today. Consistent with her legislative priorities, Senator Van de Putte passed 58 bills that reflect her 20 year record of advocating for veterans, children, quality public education, and the economic development of San Antonio.

"While the issues considered 'emergencies' this past session tended to perpetuate a widening partisan divide, I was pleased to have successfully bridged this divide enough to accomplish what I believe to be more worthy of the title 'emergency' — being prepared to provide services and support for those who so selflessly keep us safe — our military, veterans, and their families."

For a full list of new laws, visit Texas Legislature Online: