Press Release: Perry Files Several Bills Encouraging Good Government


LUBBOCK, TX – Today, Senator Charles Perry filed multiple bills to encourage good government through entitlement reform and tax-code cleanup.

“Every dollar spent by the government, federal, state and local, at the end of the day comes from the taxpayers,” said Senator Charles Perry. “It is my hope that this legislation will reduce frivolous spending and encourage personal responsibility.”

Below is a brief synopsis of each bill:

SB 722: This bill prohibits an individual from receiving unemployment benefits if they fail or refuse to take a drug test from a potential employer during the interview process.

SB 723: Currently, adults excepting TANF cash assistance benefits must meet certain requirements including working at least 30 hours a week or participating for at least twenty hours a week in the TANF employment and training program. This however, does not apply to non-recipient parents. SB 723 closes this loophole and encourages personal responsibility by making the law uniform for both adult recipients and non-recipient parents in regards.

SB 724: This bill cleans up a pre-existing sales tax exemption for school buses and other motor vehicles used by public schools or government agencies to clarify language and ensure the comptroller’s office recognizes the exemption.