Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac

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, helped pass stronger border security measures, and worked with parents, teachers and local school board members to improve education.

With your support, I will continue to work hard and deliver results for our local community. Please take a minute to explore my website and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need assistance.

Sincerely,

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In the News

Bohac: Tax-credit proposal is a boost for education marketplace

{via The Houston Chronicle}

We get to choose what kind of cellphone we have; we get to choose where we shop for groceries; and we get to choose our dry cleaner. Choosing a child's education is even more important. To that end, the Educational Tax Credit Scholarship bill (HB 1043/SB 4) would help bring meaningful choice and increase equity in the education marketplace for working-class families.

The Educational Tax Credit Scholarship is simple: It allows Texas businesses to invest in their future workforce by receiving a tax credit from the franchise or insurance premium tax when they contribute to nonprofit organizations that award K-12 scholarships to both public school and private school students. In fact, 40,000 public school students could use this stipend for after-school tutoring or transportation costs associated with public-to-public school transfers. Because the cost of the program is capped, and the scholarship amounts limited, roughly 10,000 students would participate in the private school tax credit component. Most of the benefit would go to public school students through scholarships for educational resources.

Rep. Bohac Announces Honorary Pages for 84th Session

Austin, TX -- State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R- Houston) is pleased to announce the names of the students who will be serving as honorary pages during the 84th Legislative Session.  The honorary pages will accompany the Texas House pages to interface with Representatives and staff on the House floor and around the Capitol complex. Pages will receive an official badge and photo to keep as a remembrance of their special day. 

Texas lawmakers call for Sales Tax Holiday for small businesses

{via the Austin American Statesman}

Texas’ top accountant and several state lawmakers announced their support today for “Small Business Saturday,” a sales-tax-free counterpoint to the Black Friday sales spree that follows Thanksgiving.

According to the proposal, shoppers on that Saturday would pay no state sales tax at Texas-based businesses that bring in less than $5 million annually. State Comptroller Glenn Hegar and Republican representatives Angie Chen Button and Dwayne Bohac said the idea is to encourage shoppers to spread the love.

LEGISLATURE: Rep. Bohac legislation would beef up border security and crackdown on drug trafficking, human smuggling

{via The Observer}

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston) has announced the authorship of two bills that significantly strengthen border security and help law enforcement crackdown on border-related crime.

HB 11, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas Act,” is an omnibus bill that will dramatically increase the number of Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers in the border region, impose tougher penalties on smugglers, and provide more resources for police statewide.

HB 1450 will establish the Texas Border Security Division which will focus on busting up criminal cartels throughout the southern border region.

Rep. Bohac Authors Legislation to Beef Up Border Security and Crackdown on Drug Trafficking and Human Smuggling

Austin, TX -- State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) announces authorship of two  bills to significantly strengthen border security and help law enforcement crackdown on border-related crime.  HB 11, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas Act,” is an omnibus bill that will dramatically increase the number of Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers in the border region, impose tougher penalties on smugglers and provide more resources for police statewide.  HB 1450 will establish the Texas Border Security Division which will focus on busting up  criminal cartels throughout the southern border region.

Dwayne Bohac: Character education must be core of Texas schools

OPED:  Dallas Morning News

Why do some students thrive in the classroom while others do not? We have all read countless theories about academic success. Many of them are validly linked to instructor quality, student demographics, facilities, technology and class size, among others.

Rep. Bohac Files Legislation to Phase Out Texas’ Franchise Tax Incrementally Over the Next 10 Years

(via The Katy News)

Austin, TX — State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has filed HB 1314 that will phase out Texas’ Franchise Tax (also called the Margin Tax) over the next 10 years and provide significant tax relief for Texas business owners.

Rep. Bohac Files Legislation to Phase Out Texas’ Franchise Tax Incrementally Over the Next 10 Years

Austin, TX -- State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) has filed HB 1314 that will phase out Texas' Franchise Tax (also called the Margin Tax) over the next 10 years and provide significant tax relief for Texas business owners.   

Rep. Bohac, Sen. Ellis file bills to increase Sales Tax Holiday savings

(via the Memorial Examiner)

Today, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and State Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) held a press conference to discuss HB 1087 and SB 426 that will expand the state's annual sales tax holiday weekend. Specifically, the bills will increase the purchase limit amount on clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies eligible for sales tax exemption from $100 to $200 while adding certain electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and e-readers, to the list of school supply items that are tax-free during the sales tax holiday.

Tax-free weekend could include tablets, e-readers, PCs

(via KENS Channel 5, San Antonio)

AUSTIN -- The back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday weekend has saved Texans more than $862 million on clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies.

That's according to state Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) and Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), who say legislators interested in significantly cutting taxes this session would do well to start with expanding the holiday would be a big step.

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