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05/26/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2019 17:19

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 6

May 26, 2019

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 6 - Disaster Response Act, by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham:

'In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Senate and I began working immediately to address the aftermath of the storm. I issued 25 interim charges to 9 different Senate Committees, who held over 200 hours of hearings. Senate Bill 6 is one of the most important bills we are sending to Governor Abbott this session. It will dramatically improve our disaster response expertise and protocols at the local level and reflects our unwavering commitment to ensuring we're prepared for future natural disasters. It will impact generations of Texans in the years to come.'