AUSTIN, TX – Today, Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 308—the “Merry Christmas Bill”—into law. The bill, authored by State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), protects the right of teachers and students to celebrate traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools without fear of litigation or punishment.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As a lifelong resident of House District 138, born and raised in Northwest Houston, improving our local quality of life has always been my top priority. That’s why I have fought for lower taxes and job creation, worked to improve local flood control efforts, cracked down on nuisance apartments, and worked with local teachers and school board members to improve our local schools.
I respectfully ask for your support in the upcoming Republican Primary so I can continue to work hard and deliver results for our community.
GOP Primary: May 29th (Early Voting May 14–25th)
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Yesterday, the Texas House approved a balanced state budget for the 2014-2015 biennium. The budget does not exceed the state’s constitutional spending limit, maintains a robust Rainy Day Fund for future emergencies, and does not raise taxes.
“I am pleased that we were able to pass a balanced state budget that does not raise taxes, maintains a robust Rainy Day Fund for future emergencies, and stays within our constitutional spending limit,” said Bohac.
The tax-cut package - the final piece of which was approved by the House and Senate late on Sunday - includes an extension of a business franchise tax exemption for small businesses and a rate cut for businesses of all sizes.
In our education marketplace - like in all other marketplaces - it is imperative for long-term success that educators work relentlessly to deliver superior customer service by knowing their customers inside and out. One size no longer fits all. The status quo cannot prevail. It doesn't have to cost a great deal of money. But it does require a paradigm shift and out-of-the-box thinking.
The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools. Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or nativity scene, would also win a nod of state support so long as more than one religion and a secular symbol are also reflected.
Over the last four months, the Texas House of Representatives has been working hard to deliver real results for Texas families. With one month left in the 83rd Legislative Session, I wanted to share a quick update on what we’ve accomplished and our priorities in the coming weeks.
Representative Dwayne Bohac, District 138, is pleased to announce the names of the students who will be to serving as Honorary Pages at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Bohac Co-Authors Bill Aimed at Improving Public School Education by Expanding Curriculum Options, Reducing Standardized Testing, and Enhancing School Accountability
Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) filed a comprehensive tax relief package aimed at cutting the tax burden on Texas homeowners' and businesses. Bohac's tax relief package includes HB 1943 which limits the amount of a homestead appraisal, HB 1946 which will limit the frequency of homestead reappraisals and HB 1945 and HB 1944 which will set the franchise tax exemptions at $2.5 million and $5 million, respectively
I have teamed up with State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) to launch MerryChristmasBill.com to build public support for the "Merry Christmas Bill" currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature.
AUSTIN, TX -- State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Spring Branch) has been assigned to serve on three key committees during the 83rd Legislative Session. He will serve as Vice-Chair of Business and Industry and on the powerful Ways & Means and Local & Consent Calendars Committees.
With the 83rd Texas Legislature underway, I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the citizens of West Harris County. Having been born and raised in House District 138, I know the people and their values quite well. We face a number of critical issues this session, and two of my top priorities are the budget and public education.
With the 83rd Texas Legislature underway, I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the citizens of West Harris County. Having been born and raised in House District 138, I know the people and their values quite well.
We face a number of critical issues this session, and two of my top priorities are the budget and public education.
Please join me in Autin at our Texas Capitol on Tuesday, January 8th, for Opening Day of the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Watch Dwayne discuss his "Merry Christmas Bill" on FOX & Friends.
Bohac Files "Merry Christmas Bill" to Protect Traditional Holiday Greetings and Displays in Texas Public Schools
Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) pre-filed legislation to protect the freedom of Texas Independent School Districts to acknowledge and educate students on the historic and cultural roots of traditional winter celebrations and holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah. 200
“It is vital to Harris County that our legislators understand our needs and have the talent and tenacity to address those needs. Representative Dwayne Bohac understands and gets results. I turn to him often during legislative sessions.”Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge