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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
State Rep. Dwayne Bohac and Council Member Brenda Stardig Break Ground on Gessner Road Drainage and Paving Project
State Representative Dwayne Bohac (District 138) was pleased to be invited to join Houston City Council Member Brenda Stardig (District A) along with representatives from Public Works & Engineering to officially break ground on the Gessner Road Drainage and Paving Project. The ceremony took place in front of Jerry’s Cleaners on Gessner Road Thursday morning. Special guests included Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member At-Large Mike Knox, Spring Branch ISD Board Member Chris Gonzalez and Spring Branch Management District Executive Director David Hawes.
Representative Dwayne Bohac Presents Ornament Designed by Local High School Student for Texas House Christmas Tree
Representative Dwayne Bohac (Houston) was pleased to present the House District 138 ornament that will be displayed on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the Texas House Chamber. Every year around Christmas, each State Legislator from all 150 House Districts chooses an organization, school or individual to design an ornament for the official Texas House Christmas Tree. The ornaments, representing the culture and personality of each district, are hung throughout the Season on the tree.
U.S. Highway 290 has been under construction for years and drivers have been idling through for five years with the promise of a wider road and easier trips in and out of the city. Recently, State Reps. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Mike Schofield (R-Katy) gave an update on redevelopment of U.S. Highway 290 and the nearly completed I-610/U.S. 290 interchange.
Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Rep. Mike Schofield (R-Katy) are pleased to share the latest news on the redevelopment of US Highway 290 and the nearly completed I-610/US 290 interchange. Construction continues this fall and through next year, and 290 is on track for completion in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The current interim plan from the 610 Loop along 290 out to the Grand Parkway will be completed at a cost of $1.27 billion.
“I am thrilled about the Spring Branch Management District. Thank you for your commitment to improving our local quality of life.”Ann Boland, Shadow Oaks Homeowner