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Estes votes Texas Privacy Act out of Senate Committee

texas_sealPRESS RELEASE

Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

For Immediate Release

May 12, 2013

Contact: Liz White 512.463.0130

 

Senator Craig Estes votes Texas Privacy Act out of his Senate Committee on

Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security

Senator Estes sponsors HB 912 to provide needed safeguards for privacy of Texans

 

Austin – The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security voted out HB 912 today. The bill would make the use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft to take an image for the purpose of monitoring or surveillance a Class C misdemeanor. The bill also creates a misdemeanor offense for the possession, disclosure or distribution of images captured by the unlawful use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft.

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Senator Estes Receives Committee Chair Appointment

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PRESS RELEASE

Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

 

For Immediate Release

October 4, 2012

Contact: Jenna Dailey

512.463.0130

Estes to Chair Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security Committee

Austin – State Senator Craig Estes (R – Wichita Falls) was today named as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session.

Governor Dewhurst said, “This new responsibility will complement Senator Estes’ personal priorities and military presence in his District.”

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A Victory for Conservatism – Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell Won

by Donna Garner

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Congratulations to Lt. Brian Birdwell, the new Texas Senator from District 22!  We have finally seen a grassroots campaign with a superb candidate win against a well-funded lobbyist.  Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell is our next Texas Senator from Central Texas.

With 24,531 votes cast, Birdwell got 57.87% while David Sibley got 42.12% (all precincts reported).  This wasn’t just sort of a victory; it was a landslide, particularly considering the fact that Sibley had made over $13.6 Million in seven years from his lobbying activities (including the tobacco and alcohol industries), had collected huge campaign donations from his lobbyist friends, and was supported by wealthy Democrat Bernard Rapoport (the biggest contributor to Planned Parenthood Waco).

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