Key Legislative Committees Get New Leaders & Members

With the appointment of committees in both the Texas House and Senate for the 86th Legislature, there are new chairpersons for the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the House Human Services Committee, the primary committees where child protection legislation is considered. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) will serve as Chair of the Senate committee, while Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls) has been appointed to lead the House Human Services Committee. In addition to these leadership changes, a number of legislators are serving on these committees for the first time.

Below are the other Senators serving on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee:

  • Perry (Vice Chair)
  • Buckingham
  • Campbell
  • Flores
  • Johnson
  • Miles
  • Powell
  • Seliger

Below are the other Representatives serving on the House Human Services Committee:

  • Hinojosa (Vice Chair)
  • Clardy
  • Deshotel
  • Klick
  • Meza
  • Miller
  • Noble
  • Rose

As part of our legislative advocacy efforts Texas CASA will ask CASA volunteers and staff to communicate with their local legislators on important issues and bills.