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Jane Nelson Jane Nelson
Full Name: Jane Nelson
Other surnames: Gray,

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 12, 2021 85th   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Denton, Tarrant
S 12 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 10, 2017 84th   83rd (1)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Denton, Tarrant
S 12 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd (2)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Denton, Tarrant
S 12 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 11, 2011 81st (3)   80th (4)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Denton, Tarrant
S 12 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 9, 2007 79th (5)   78th (6) (7) (8)   Republican Lewisville / Denton Senate President Pro Tempore (78th)   Denton, Tarrant
S 9 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th (9)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Tarrant
S 9 Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   75th   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Tarrant
S 9 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (10)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Tarrant
S 22 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (11) (12)   Republican Flower Mound / Denton   Bosque, Comanche, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise
(1) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2012 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) Hometown: Flower Mound. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
(4) Hometown: Lewisville. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
(5) Hometown: Lewisville. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
(6) City: Flower Mound. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
(7) 78th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 6/2/2003; 1st C.S., elected 6/30/2003; Ad Interim 1st C.S.; 2nd C.S.; Ad Interim 2nd C.S.; 3rd C.S., elected 9/16/2003; and Ad Interim 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(8) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(9) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 2002 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(10) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(11) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(12) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., SR 202, commending Jane Nelson on receiving the national Citizen Leadership Award from the National Community Education Association. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Mentioned in 74th Legislature, R.S., HCR 122, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the first female legislators. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Movers and Shakers: Meet the Legislators Who Make the Decisions About Public Education," March 1995, pp. 13-17. Texas Lone Star.
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 77th Legislative Session, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 75th Legislature, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 83rd Legislative Session, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 80th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 81st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Jane Nelson, 85th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 75th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 76th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of Senate members(Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo, political affiliation, and committee assignment. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • First Republican chairwoman of Sunset Advisory Commission. Texas State Directory.
  • Committee Informationtop
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Finance (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Finance (Chair) 
    Health and Human Services Transition, Legislative Oversight (Co-Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Study TRS Benefit Plans  
    Texas Ports, Select  
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Finance (Chair)  
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Open Government  
    Study Human Trafficking, Joint Interim  
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Alzheimer's Disease, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee to Study Public School Finance System, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Medicaid (Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety  
    Government Organization  
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Medicaid Reform Waiver, Legislative Oversight (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Commitments of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Finance  
    Government Organization  
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Veteran Health, Select  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Finance  
    Government Organization  
    Health & Human Services Eligibility System, Oversight (Co-Chair) 
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Finance  
    Government Organization  
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Power of Eminent Domain, Interim  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance  
    Government Organization (Vice Chair) 
    Health and Human Services (Chair) 
    Health and Human Services Transition, Legislative Oversight  
    International Relations and Trade  
    State Affairs  
    Workers' Compensation, Select, Interim  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health Services  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers, Special (Chair) 
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Education  
    Education Subcommittee on Higher Education  
    Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee  
    Electric Utility Restructuring, Special  
    Health Services (Chair) 
    Long-Term Care Legislative Oversight Committee  
    Mandated Health Benefits (Co-Chair) 
    Redistricting  
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Criminal Justice  
    Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Electric Utility Restructuring, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Articles II and VIII Agencies (Chair) 
    Health and Human Services (Vice Chair) 
    Home Health and Assisted Living Facilities, Interim  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Long-Term Care Legislative Oversight  
    State Affairs  
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Education  
    Health and Human Services (Vice Chair) 
    Initiative and Referendum, Interim (Chair) 
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Managed Care and Consumer Protections, Interim  
    Nominations, Special  
    State Affairs  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Health and Human Services  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    State Affairs  
     

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