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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
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Austin, Texas 78711
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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2015
Contact: Megan Hanson
512-463-0112
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SB 20

AUSTIN – The Texas House of Representatives today unanimously passed SB 20 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to reform state contracting practices and strengthen contract oversight across state government.

"Texas citizens rely on state contracts to receive services they need, and we must ensure that those contracts are awarded fairly and transparently," said Senator Nelson. "Both houses of the Texas Legislature have unanimously approved this legislation. Clearly, we are committed to reforming state contracting practices this session."

The bill, which was amended in the House, will increase public disclosure and reporting of contracts; require further accountability for contracts; and limit the amount of contracts that can be accomplished through cooperative contracts. It will now return to the Senate, where Senator Nelson is reviewing House amendments.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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