Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

2016 TxABA Award - Public Service Contributions to Behavior Analysis in Texas

Sen. Eddie Lucio has served as the Democratic member of the Texas Senate for District 27 since 1991. In 2003, Senator Lucio was honored by his colleagues when they elected him President Pro Tempore of the Senate for 78th Legislature. He is currently serving as Chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations committee and Vice Chair of the Sen Education Committee. He is also a member of the Sen Natural Resources and Economic Development committee, Veteran Affairs/Military Installations Committee, and the Subcommittee on Border Security. Senator Lucio serves on the Texas Legislative Council, he created and sits on the Interagency Task Force on Children with Special Needs and serves as chair of the Texas Tourism Caucus. He is a native of Brownsville. Last year, Sen Lucio authored SB 1871, which sought to establish licensure of behavior analysts, and other legislation that sought to expand insurance coverage of children with autism and families’ access to effective intervention.

Presented by Dorothea Lerman at the 2016 TxABA Annual Conference