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,

Dwayne Bohac’s signature

2016 General Election

Election Day: November 8, 2016
Early Voting: October 24–November 4, 2016


In the News

Less Than 30 Days Until the Special Session

We are now less than 30 days away from a legislative special session called by Governor Greg Abbott that will begin on July 18th, 2017. The regular legislative session adjourned on May 29th.  In his initial announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call. View the list...

The Texas Legislature Stands Adjourned

The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature has adjourned. Out of approximately 6,600 bills that were filed, over 1,200 ultimately passed both the Texas House and Texas Senate and await the Governor’s signature to become law. Most notably, the Texas House worked collaboratively with the Senate to meet our single constitutional requirement of passing a balanced state budget for the 2018-2019 period. In addition to passing a balanced and fiscally conservative state budget, the Legislature addressed Governor Abbott’s top emergency items, including CPS and Foster Care Reform, Sanctuary Cities, Ethics Reform, Convention of States and Voter ID. Further, we passed monumental pro-life reforms and worked to ensure a strong and prosperous business climate. Here are just a few highlights of this session’s accomplishments...

Memorial Day Remembrance

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
JOHN 15:13

All gave some...some gave all.
Remember them this Memorial Day.

Texas House approves ban on sanctuary cities

The Texas House of Representatives recently approved legislation that prohibits sanctuary city policies in Texas. Senate Bill 4 ensures federal immigration laws that are already on the books are followed and enforced by prohibiting local entities such as cities and counties from adopting sanctuary city policies which threaten public safety. "The purpose of this legislation is to protect Texans from criminals who are here illegally. We are trying to make sure those bad actors who commit serious crimes are detained until we can determine their status," said Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston-District 138), who cosponsored the legislation. "This is about enforcing the law of the land and making sure our local jurisdictions are doing their job to keep us safe. No city or county in Texas should be allowed to ignore the law. We are finally ending this practice once and for all during this session.”

Rep. Dwayne Bohac pushes legislation to end all property taxes for Purple Heart recipients

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston-District 138) proudly introduced House Bill 1591 (HB 1591) before the House Ways & Means Committee, which seeks to exempt Purple Heart recipients and their surviving spouses from all property taxes. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving with one of the U.S. Armed Services, has been wounded or killed in battle.

Bohac Names Honorary Pages for 85th Session

Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston-District 138) is pleased to announce the names of the students who will be serving as Honorary Pages during the 85th Legislative Session at the Texas State Capitol. The Honorary Pages will accompany the Full-Time Pages to interface with other Representatives and staff on the House floor and around the Capitol complex. They will receive an official badge and photo to keep as a remembrance of their special day.

Bohac Files Strong Bill Package for the 85th Legislative Session

The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature began in January and runs through the end of May, and my office has been hard at work serving the needs of District 138 and our great state. I’ve always believed that a good leader is a good listener. That’s why, based on district-wide constituent feedback, I have filed a package of bills that endeavor to make our community and our state the best place to live, work and raise a family.

Rep. Dwayne Bohac Files Legislation to End All Property Taxes for Elderly Homeowners

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston-District 138) has filed House Bill 1473 that will exempt anyone eighty years old or over from all property taxes if they’ve owned their home for at least ten years. “Owning your own home is the American dream,” said Bohac. “But sadly in Texas that dream is impossible to truly achieve because under our current property tax system, homeowners are forced to endlessly pay rising property taxes years after they’ve paid off their own home.”

‘Texas is Behind in Education Reform,’ Says State Rep.

School choice continues to dominate the national education debate and the Texas 2017 legislative session where two more state lawmakers filed bills, this time to pilot tax credit scholarship programs. “Texas is behind in education reform,” said Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston), who filed House Bill 1184 last week. It would create a $100 million education tax credit scholarship pilot program. Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) filed the companion Senate Bill 542.

Proposed legislation provides choice for Texas parents

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Texas Private Schools Association praised the filing of two bills today that will improve the educational opportunities for Texas school children. SB 542 and HB 1184 provide Texas insurance companies the opportunity to donate a portion of their tax liability to a qualifying nonprofit scholarship granting organization; the nonprofit scholarship organization then distributes scholarships to children who wish to enroll in private school or seek additional educational support services while remaining in public school. The bills were filed by Senator Paul Bettencourt and Rep. Dwayne Bohac, respectively.

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“Since his initial election to the State House, Representative Bohac has been a tireless supporter of Spring Branch ISD. He has worked hard to increase funding for our schools, including his strong support of the bill that provided pay increases for our staff in the last legislative session. Representative Bohac has also worked closely with our district to obtain support and passage of our initiatives to eliminate Robin Hood and to provide additional funding for high quality pre-K.”

Mike Fallick, Former SBISD School Board Member, Former President

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