Yearly Archives: 2013

  • We Need a Fiscal Risk Management Commission

    • Feb 27, 2013

              Today, I filed H.B. 1930, which creates the Fiscal Risk Management Commission (FRMC). This commission would be comprised of elected officials and members of the public and be tasked with the assessment of, and planning for, a wide spectrum of potential economic threats to the state of Texas. Other states have already begun to take the initiative by studying and creating long-term contingency plans to protect their credit ratings, economies, and the delivery of fundamental government services. With an unyielding $16 trillion debt, it is apparent that our federal government is fundamentally incapable of solving … Read more >>

  • The Religious Equal Access Act

    • Feb 21, 2013

    Today I filed H.B. 1525, which prohibits the Board of Trustees of an independent school district from treating religious organizations differently than they treat non-religious organizations regarding access to school campuses during non-instructional time. The United States Supreme Court has made it clear that if a government-owned property is open to public expression and assembly, those citizens who would utilize the property may not be subject to viewpoint discrimination, specifically religious viewpoint discrimination. H.B. 1525 takes the findings of the Supreme Court in cases like Good News Club v. Milford Central School and Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free … Read more >>

  • Representative Matt Krause Files “Come and Take it” Firearm Protection Bill

    • Feb 6, 2013

    AUSTIN, TEXAS – Yesterday, State Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) filed H.B. 928, which deals with the enforcement of federal firearm regulations by Texas state and local law enforcement agents. H.B. 928 is different from any other bill protecting Texas gun owners that has been proposed in the State Legislature thus far this session, as it creates a legal framework for state-directed cooperation, or noncooperation, putting Texas in control of the issue. H.B. 928 prevents our state resources from being used for the purpose of enforcing federal regulations on firearms. Simply put, if passed: No state/local law enforcement agency/officer may … Read more >>

  • Representative Krause Files Intrastate Firearm Protection Bill

    • Jan 24, 2013

    AUSTIN, TEXAS – Today, State Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) filed H.B. 627, which would exempt intrastate manufacture of a firearm, firearm accessory, and ammunition from federal regulation. “The Constitution clearly enumerates the powers and authority of the federal government, and according to the Tenth Amendment any power not expressly granted to the federal government is reserved to the states,” said Rep. Matt Krause. “A firearm that is made, sold, and used in Texas—an explicitly intrastate transaction—does not fall under Congress’ authority to regulate commerce between the states and should be expressly protected in state law.” H.B. 627 is necessary to … Read more >>

  • Matt Krause Hits the Ground Running

    • Jan 14, 2013

    (Fort Worth) Matt Krause didn’t waste any time adding to his legislative agenda. This week he filed 3 more bills which represent the values of his district. “The voters of District 93 sent me here to do a job and these bills reflect the job they want done,” commented Krause. Summaries of the legislation and commentary are below: HB 359— Protecting innocent individuals and deterring illegal immigration. “This bill will ensure that judges are aware of an individual’s legal status when deciding whether or not to grant bail. Bail is a privilege which judges currently have the authority to delegate … Read more >>