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  • 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 >>

  • The Fight Continues

    • Nov 19, 2012

    Well, WE DID IT!! Tuesday night I received 59% of the vote and was officially elected as the State Representative for Texas House District 93. I could not have done it without your support! This election season started in the summer of 2011 and we have worked hard day in and day out to see this victory come to fruition. If it had been me alone, the win would not have happened. Thank you to everyone who knocked on doors, made phone calls, contributed generously to the campaign, and told your friends about the campaign. It’s comforting to know that … Read more >>