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Houston Chronicle: Deal Boosts Odds on Apartment Bill

With a legislative deadline looming, state lawmakers struck a deal Wednesday to pass a bill requiring the city of Houston to regularly inspect apartments and ensure safe living conditions for roughly a million renters.
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Bohac & Leibowitz Pass Several Key Amendments to TxDOT Sunset Bill

Amendments Put Control Back in the Hands of the Citizens

After roughly two days of debate, a bi-partisan effort by State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and David McQuade Leibowitz (D-San Antonio) succeeded in passing several key amendments that will have a positive impact on transportation in Texas.
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A Memorial Day Message from Rep. Dwayne Bohac

As we prepare to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, I ask that you take time out of your day to remember those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Read more…
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Texas House Passes Bohac’s School Supply Sales Tax Holiday

Bill now moves to Senate for approval

Texas families may breath a little easier this year when it comes to paying for school supplies for their children. House Bill 1801 by State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 143-0.
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Texas House Passes Consumer Protection Legislation

Bill to protect consumers and promote competition in retail electric market passes Texas House

Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1799 by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) which provide retail electric customers with more easily accessible information on electric rates and service providers in their area. House Bill 1799 will help consumers make informed decisions and put pressure on the market to keep prices low by pointing customers on the first page of each monthly bill to so they can easily “shop” for better rates and service plans.
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Bohac Creates Tough Apartment Inspection Program

Legislation Passes Texas House and Heads to Senate

A bill by state Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) to create habitability standards for apartments has passed in the Texas House of Representatives with overwhelming support and now heads to the Senate. Under House Bill 1819, the city of Houston will be required to keep the pressure on apartment owners who fail to keep tenants safe and units up to code with strict and permanent building inspections.
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Houston Chronicle: Houston’s apartments may get new safety rules

House is likely to OK bill toughening checks

The city of Houston will be forced to keep the pressure on apartment owners who fail to keep tenants safe and units up to code if the Legislature agrees to new regulations for strict and permanent building inspections. Lawmakers in the Texas House voted unanimously Monday to make the city mandate minimum habitability standards in buildings with three or more multifamily units — and perform regular inspections to ensure compliance. “This is about protecting tenants in apartments and about protecting surrounding neighborhoods,” said the bill’s author, state Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston. “This is a really, really big step forward for the city of Houston.” Read the full article…
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Dwayne Bohac is Now on Facebook!

In an effort to expand the ways he communicates with constituents and supporters, State Representative Dwayne Bohac has joined Facebook – one of the fastest growing social networking sites that is changing the way we communicate online. Show Your Support by Joining the Official Dwayne Bohac Facebook Page
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