Legislative Committee

2020/2021 LEGISLATIVE PLAN

Legislative Committee Members

  • Chief Robert Abbott –  Lake Travis Fire Rescue
  • Chief Paul Henley – Corsicana Fire Department
  • Chief Michael Thomson – Highland Village Fire Department
  • Chief Dan Kramer – Windcrest Fire Department

Legislative Committee Mission

The Legislative Committee will strive to build and maintain positive relationships with legislators and all Fire Service interest Groups in an effort to develop and maintain logical legislative initiatives which reflect the Mission, Vision and Priorities outlined in the TFCA Strategic Plan while enhancing the safety and welfare of the Citizens and Fire Service professionals of the Great State of Texas.

Legislative Plan

  • Set Legislative Priorities
  • Identify Bills that are of interest to TFCA
  • Assign Committee members to focus on specific Priorities
  • Identify Chiefs by Representative/Senate Districts 
  • Work with Fire Service Consortium to push Priorities
  • Work with TML to ensure support for legislative priorities
  • Meet/Get to know State Senators, State Representatives and their Staff members
  • Regular Conference Calls with Committee, TML and TFCA Lobbyists

2021 Priorities

  • Career Ending injuries
  • PTSD/Mental Health legislation
  • State Fire Response agency
  • TIFMAS funding
  • Residential Sprinklers
  • Guns