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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2015
Contact: Melissa Duncan
512-463-0112
SENATOR NELSON TO CO-CHAIR HHS RE-ORGANIZATION PANEL

AUSTIN – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was named co-chair of the Transition Legislative Oversight Committee – a panel of four Senators, four State Representatives and three gubernatorial appointees that will oversee the re-organization of the state's health and human service agencies.

"Our goal is to make the system more efficient and easier to navigate for the people who rely on state services," Senator Nelson said.

The panel was created under Senator Nelson's SB 200, the Sunset bill for the Health and Human Services Commission, which re-aligned the five agencies that make up the health and human services enterprises. Senator Nelson will serve alongside Senators Brian Birdwell, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and Charles Schwertner. The House appointees are Representative Four Price, co-chair; and Representatives Cindy Burkett, Toni Rose and Richard Raymond. The Governor's appointees are John Colyandro, Billy Hamilton and Heather Griffith Peterson.

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

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