AUSTIN, TX - Today, Sen. Charles Perry, Rep. John Frullo, Rep. Dustin Burrows, and Rep. John T. Smithee released the following statement regarding the inclusion of $4.1 million in the state budget (General Appropriations Act, Senate Bill 1} for Texas Tech University to open a veterinary school. The House passed the budget 135-14 and the Senate passed the budget 30-1.
"Rural Texas depends on agriculture as an economic driver, and the lack of large animal veterinarians in Texas can have a devastating effect on our communities. The inclusion of $4.1 million in the state budget to establish a veterinary school at Texas Tech University will go a long way in addressing this need.
The overwhelming support for the funding of a veterinary school at Texas Tech University goes to show that both chambers and both political parties understand how important this is to rural Texas. This school will ensure students receive high quality veterinary skills and education for large animal practice in high need areas.
We want to personally thank all the budget conferees, Lt Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, and our colleagues, especially Chairwoman Jane Nelson and Chairman John Zerwas, who led the budget process."
Sen. Charles Perry- Senate District 28
Rep. John Frullo - House District 84
Rep. Dustin Burrows - House District 83
Rep. John T. Smithee - House District 86
(Austin, TX) State Representative John Frullo added his YES vote to pass SB 4 in the Texas House of Representatives. After 17 hours of debate, SB 4 the bill to prohibit Texas cities from being "sanctuary cities" that do not enforce federal law related to illegal immigration, passed in the Texas House 93 to 54.
"After voting for this type of legislation numerous times since 2011 when I served on the House Committee on State Affairs, I'm glad we finally got this bill through the House and the Senate," said Rep. Frullo.
Governor Greg Abbott declared this to be an emergency item for the Legislature to address. The bill prohibits loca l entities from "adopting or enforcing" an ordinance or other measures that prohibit inquiries into the immigration status of a person lawfully detained.
The next step is for the bill to go to the Senate and once the differences between the House and the Senate are worked out, the bill can be sent to the Governor for his signature.
Austin-- The landscape for the current 85th Legislative Session was revealed today as Speaker Joe Straus announced House committees and chairmanships for the 85th Legislature. Among the key players with prominent assignments is State Representative John Frullo (Lubbock).
Frullo's history of leadership on complex policy issues prompted the speaker to give him another Chairmanship. Serving in his fourth legislative session, Frullo was appointed Chairman to the Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee and will also sit on the Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee.
Check out the interview with KFYO's Chad Hasty.
AUSTIN- The 84th Legislative Session ended on a high note for State Representative John Frullo (Lubbock). One of his key measures defending knife owners' rights received overwhelming support from both legislative chambers and earned him the coveted Knife Rights' Freedom's Edge Award.
Representatives John Frullo and Dustin Burrows offer the following joint statement regarding the Texas House of Representatives' proposed budget: "The House budget is good for West Texas and prioritizes items such as Public Education, Higher Education and Transportation..."
After nearly 18 hours of floor debate wrapping up at 5:49am and more than 350 proposed amendments, I'm pleased to announce that we were able to approve a fiscally conservative budget that is responsive to the needs of the state and prioritizes issues that are crucial to Texans.
(Austin) The landscape for the current 84th Legislative Session was revealed today as Speaker Joe Straus announced House committees and chairmanships for the 84th Legislature. Among the key players with prominent assignments is State Representative John Frullo (R-Lubbock).
Austin – Today a nativity scene was unveiled at the State Capitol honoring the birth of Jesus Christ in celebration of Christmas. The display was funded by private citizens as a part of the American Nativity Scene Committee and sponsored by State Representative John Frullo (R-Lubbock).
Austin - Speaker Joe Straus announced a new committee to address the abuse and neglect of Texas children. The House Select Committee on Child Protection is charged with studying the incidents of abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas and making recommendations to protect Texas children. In fiscal year, 2013, 156 Texas children died as a result of abuse and neglect...
AUSTIN, TX— The Texas Association of Business is awarding Representative John Frullo with a Champion for Free Enterprise award in recognition of his support for the business community during the 83rd Legislative Session. In TAB’s “For the Record” report card for lawmakers Rep. Frullo received a 93 percent out of a possible...
Lubbock - Texas State Representative John Frullo was appointed to the Energy Council by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. Just finishing his second regular legislative session and three special sessions, Rep. Frullo was appointed to the Energy Council which includes representatives from Texas, nine other U.S. states, and Alberta,...
What does your Texas Drought look like?
Lubbock, Texas. As drought conditions persist across the state, Texas State Representative Frullo announces the “What Does your Texas drought look like?” statewide photo campaign. This campaign invites all Texans to contribute their photos of the effects of the on-going drought...
AUSTIN- The 83rd Legislative Session is coming to an end, and two of State Representative John Frullo's (Lubbock) key measures have received approval of both legislative chambers. Soon, they will be heading toward the Governor's desk for his signature.
House Bill 2637 and Senate Bill 742, the Senate companion to Frullo's...
AUSTIN- As the 83rd Legislative Session progresses, State Representative John Frullo (Lubbock) continues to see his legislation move through the process. Two of his top initiatives for this session received committee hearings, House Bill 2268 and House Bill 1677.
One step closer to becoming law, HB 2268...