Texas Legislature: Sen. Carlos Uresti, District 19

Reforming Texas foster care system top priority for senator

By Ryan Loyd - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Sen. Carlos Uresti has had an illustrious career in the military and Texas politics. Uresti's district spans some 35,000 square miles across multiple counties, representing 800,000 people.

Uresti graduated from McCollum High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. He eventually received his law degree from St. Mary's University, and ran in a House of Representatives special election in 1997 that began his 20-year span of public service at the state level.

He said he is focused on foster care reform in Texas during the 85th Texas Legislative session.

Carlos Uresti
Democrat

District 19

Atascosa, Bexar, Brewster, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Real, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala counties

Committees: Administration (Vice-Chair), Finance, Health & Human Services, Natural Resources & Economic Development, Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief, Joint Committee on Border Security, Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System

 

Bills filed by Sen. Uresti

SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Last Action: 12/07/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services.

SB 183 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 184 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

SB 185 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB 186 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

SB 187 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

SB 188 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to civil or criminal liability for transporting in, confining in, or removing from a motor vehicle certain animals.

SB 189 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill certain injection wells within a certain distance of a groundwater conservation district.

SB 190 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the effective management of caseloads in the investigation of child abuse or neglect reports by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 228 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to limit the possession, purchase, consumption, sale, distribution, or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/15/2016 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

 

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