Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., District 27

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2001
Contact: Doris Sanchez
(512) 463-0127

Landmark Border-related initiatives become Law

AUSTIN, TX--A number of Border-related initiatives were signed into law, or were allowed to become law, by Governor Rick Perry. Many of the Border measures originated in the report published by last interim's Border Affairs Committee and authored by the Committee Chairman, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville).

"During the last interim, Border Affairs produced a comprehensive report outlining the initiatives that address the needs of the Border region. I am glad that many of our recommendations have become law," Sen. Lucio said. "We addressed many of the major needs in the Border region, from infrastructure to housing, from colonias to trade, from commerce to the environment."

The following is a preliminary list of initiatives that impact the Border region. These measures were signed into law, or allowed to become law this weekend, or earlier. The Border initiatives include, but are not limited to: