November-December 2007

Law & Order Award winner

Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands), pictured at right with Harris County DA Chuck Rosenthal, was recently presented with TDCAA’s Law & Order Award in appreciation for his hard work on behalf of prosecutors during the 80th Legislative Session.  In addition to passing legislation to crack down on prescription drug fraud and abuse (SB 1879) and to permit courts to seal search warrant affidavits in sensitive investigations (SB 244), Williams led Senate opposition to the passage of an overly-expansive new legal privilege for the media and he helped defeat other legislation that many prosecutors opposed.  The Law & Order Award recognizes legislators who defend the interests of prosecutors, law enforcement, and crime victims on criminal justice and public safety issues.