• July 14, 2022

Capitol Update: July 13th

Capitol Update: July 13th

Capitol Update: July 13th 1024 536 Dr. Tom Oliverson


I hope you and your families had a wonderful time celebrating the Fourth of July last week! Team Oliverson has been busy the last couple of weeks, and you can read more about what we have been up to below.

In this edition of the Capitol Update, you can read about:

  • NACL Conference
  • NCOIL Meeting
  • Events Around HD 130

NACL Conference

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the National Association of Christian Lawmakers’ (NACL) 2022 Policy Conference. NACL offers a unique national forum for local, state and federal elected officials to address the major issues of our day.

The Policy Conference is an opportunity for current and former elected officials, faith leaders, and supporters of the NACL to listen to special speakers, engage with expert panels, and address major policy issues facing our nation. During the conference, the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was handed down, which led to meaningful conversations on legislating in a Post-Roe America.

NCOIL Meeting 

Later this week, my staff and I will be attending the summer meeting of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). NCOIL is an organization that I have been involved in for many years. It is a legislative organization comprised principally of legislators serving on state insurance and financial institutions committees around the nation. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance, works to both preserve the state jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy-four years ago and to serve as an educational forum for public policy makers and interested parties.

Last month, a bi-partisan group of NCOIL legislators from State Legislatures around the country met in Washington D.C. to educate Members of Congress and their staffs about the vital importance of state-based regulation of insurance and its success for more than 70 years. We participated in dozens of meetings with Senators, House Members, and committee and congressional staff, including significant numbers of both the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee, to highlight the importance of preserving the state-based system of insurance regulation, along with other NCOIL policy priorities.

At this month’s larger summer meeting, legislators from around the country will meet to discuss issues such as private equity’s influence and impact on the insurance industry, biomarker testing and precision medicine, and preparations for and implications of the end of the Public Health Emergency.

Events Around HD 130

Our District Director, Grace, has been very busy the last couple of weeks attending events around HD 130!

Tomball Fire Department’s fourth fire station groundbreaking!

Tomball VFW Post 2427’s new stage is completed! They celebrated their grand opening on June 25th. The outdoor event center and fairgrounds encompasses six acres.

Tomball Mayor Quinn presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing City Council Member Chad Degges. Thank you for your many years of wonderful service!

RE/MAX Preferred in Cypress announces their 2nd annual Pamela J. Schroeder Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Robb Roff. Robb graduated from Bridgeland High School and will be attending Texas A&M this fall! This scholarship honors RE/MAX Real Estate Owner/Agent Pamela J. Schroeder, who left a lasting impact in this world. Congratulations Robb!

As always, feel free to call my office by phone at (512) 463-0661 or email District130.Oliverson@House.Texas.Gov to share any comments or concerns you may have. If you have a question about a particular bill that passed this session, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for giving me the chance to serve as your State Representative in 2022 and for placing your trust in me to continue doing so in the future.

God Bless,

Dr. Tom Oliverson
Republican State Representative
House District 130