April 2021
What's New in HD 102
Life After Vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to All Adults
The 87th Texas Legislative Session is Coming to Life!
Things are picking up here at the Capitol! As of Monday, March 29th, all bills have been referred to committees. I have filed a total of 35 bills which focus on issues that matter to you, like improving education, access to essential health care, gun safety, energy reliability and equality, family issues, and more.

As bills are being heard in committees, I encourage you all to stay up-to-date with important legislation by visiting the Bill Tracker on my website.
Committee Update:
Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Our goal in this committee is to make sure that children and families' interests are put at the forefront of our laws.

We have heard 58 bills so far including
my bill, HB 3009, which would require an interpreter present during child custody evaluations who speaks the primary language of the family to ensure a fair and well-informed evaluation.


We also heard HB 488 by Wu which would prohibit the shackling of children when they appear in court to better adhere to the principle assumption of innocent until proven guilty.

I lastly want to highlight HB 2039 by Talarico which would specifically mention Imams (Muslim religious leaders) among those authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies.

The House committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues meets every Monday at 10 AM.
Committee Update:
Natural Resources
During the week of March 22nd, I heard the first testimonies presented in the Natural Resources Committee.

In this committee I work to ensure that every Texan has access to safe, clean drinking water, among other issues.

The House committee on Natural Resources meets every Tuesday at 8 AM.
If you are interested in viewing the live-streamed testimonies and committee hearings, visit the Committee Broadcast Archives.
Bill Highlight:
HB 3369- My Body, My Future
I authored HB 3369, the 'My Body, My Future' Bill, to allow youth to receive contraceptive related medical examinations and treatment without parental consent.

It is my job to defend our communities, especially vulnerable young people who have been misrepresented, and undermined session after session. The 'My Body, My Future' Bill is a sign of hope for youth signaling that their state legislature must listen to their needs.


Staff Spotlight:
Deborah Rentería
Deborah Rentería currently serves as our District Director. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from UT San Antonio and a Masters in Education from Pepperdine University.

She has worked in school districts both in Texas and California, focusing on Early Childhood and Bilingual Education. For over 15 years, she has been an active member of the Texas PTA and she was recently elected the first Latina member of the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees.
Announcement Letters

On March 9th, I filed HB 3369 to Provide Access to Contraceptives to Teens.

I co-authored HCR 66 by Wu to condemn hate and racism against the AAPI community.

Texas has officially opened COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to all adults over 16 on March 29th.



Important Dates in April

April 1st- April Fool's Day
April 2nd- Good Friday
April 4th- Easter
April 4th- Passover Ends at Sundown
April 13th- Ramadan Begins
April 16th- Selena Day
April 22nd- Earth Day


*All in-person events & appearances have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19
Now that all adults (16+) are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,
it is imperative that you are registered to get your vaccine!

Join us on Friday, April 9th for a COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Drive-Thru Event!
It will be held at the Richland College Parking Lot C from 4 - 6 pm.
Let us know if you have any questions!
To register on your own with Dallas County, call the Dallas County COVID-19 Registration Hotline:

1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
The hours are 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week.
There will be call takers available to register people in English and Spanish.
If you would like to make a Zoom appointment, please fill out our request form by clicking here. For immediate assistance, contact us at 512 463 0454 or by email at District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov.
To receive more information about the Task Forces that make up the Steering Committee, or to join, please email District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov or call our Capitol Office at (512) 463-0454. You can also apply directly by filling out the application found here.
HD 102 Local Highlight

The Warren Center is a nonprofit in Dallas County that advocates, serves and empowers the children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.

They help children reach their developmental goals through individualized therapy-based care, and equip parents through monthly education workshops and support groups so they can be a confident advocate for their child.

The Warren Center has three office locations in Richardson, Garland, and Carrollton.



Please support the Warren Center by volunteering or donating.
If you own or manage a local business in District 102, please email District102.Ramos@house.texas.gov and let us know- we would love to feature you!

State Office

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768-2910

O: 512-463-0454

District Resource Website:

www.texasrepramos.com

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