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Bob Deuell (b. March 11, 1950) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
Deuell graduated with a B.S. from George Mason University and also graduated with an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia.
In addition to being a senator, Deuell is a family physician and medical director for the Hunt-Greenville County Department of Health. Prior to his position in the state senate, he also obtained the position of partner for the Primary Care Associates of Greenville.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Deuell served on the following committees:
Deuell authored the following 96 pieces of legislation during the 81st Legislature:
*SB 187 Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for certain children with disabilities.
SB 188 Relating to disease control outreach programs to reduce the risk of certain communicable diseases.
SB 261 Relating to the taking of a specimen of the breath or blood of certain persons arrested for an intoxication offense.
SB 336 Relating to closing state schools.
SB 337 Relating to the designation of a segment of Interstate Highway 30 in Hunt County as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Freeway.
SB 484 Relating to the practice of psychological associates.
SB 485 Relating to medical loss ratios of preferred provider benefit plan issuers.
SB 486 Relating to a person's eligibility for community supervision on conviction of intoxication manslaughter.
SB 489 Relating to the establishment of a peace officer employment opportunity Internet website by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
SB 603 Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Rockwall County.
SB 604 Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Kaufman County.
SB 605 Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries.
SB 899 Relating to the participation in state travel service contracts by certain local governmental entities.
SB 900 Relating to the collection and use of certain information by health benefit plan issuers; providing administrative penalties.
SB 901 Relating to regulation of health benefit plans.
SB 946 Relating to the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Program and prescription drug use under the Medicaid program.
SB 1001 Relating to the continuation and operation of the office of public insurance counsel.
SB 1002 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.
SB 1003 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of State-Federal Relations and the administrative attachment of that agency to the office of the governor.
SB 1009 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards.
SB 1018 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
SB 1090 Relating to the regulation of the practice of construction and program management for capital improvement projects of governmental entities.
SB 1202 Relating to the collection and allocation of local sales and use taxes.
SB 1214 Relating to consumption advisories for mercury contamination in fish, crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.
SB 1396 Relating to required procedures regarding the ranking of physicians by health benefit plan issuers.
SB 1397 Relating to the licensure of nurses, including the assessment of fees, the clinical competency of nursing program graduates, and the establishment of the equivalency of certain competency-based nursing education programs in other states.
SB 1401 Relating to taking or attempting to take a weapon from an employee or official of a correctional facility that is operated by a county or municipality.
SB 1829 Relating to the collection of artifacts from public waterways.
SB 1851 Relating to the posting of notice by a county sheriff regarding impounded estrays.
SB 2090 Relating to the delivery of regulated substances into underground storage tanks; providing a penalty.
SB 2410 Relating to the creation of the Twin Lakes Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Kaufman County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2411 Relating to the definition of a switchblade knife for purposes of the offense of prohibited weapons.
SB 2412 Relating to the authority of Las Lomas Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 3 and 4 of Kaufman County to undertake road projects.
SB 2413 Relating to the authority of the Kaufman County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to undertake road projects.
SB 2414 Relating to the regulation and practice of engineering.
SB 2415 Relating to license plates created by the Texas Department of Transportation for professional firefighters.
SB 2416 Relating to the authority of certain insurers to engage in the business of health insurance in this state.
SB 2417 Relating to the operation in certain counties of an integrated care management model under the Medicaid managed care program.
SB 2418 Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care.
SB 2419 Relating to preventive treatment for state employees exposed to certain contagious diseases while performing duties of employment.
SB 2420 Relating to the location at which a certification examination for interpreters for the deaf or hard of hearing may be conducted.
SB 2421 Relating to the confidentiality of newborn screening information.
SB 2422 Relating to the dispensing of drugs by physicians.
SB 2423 Relating to the transfer or sale of patient information or prescription drug history by discount health care programs; providing penalties.
SB 2424 Relating to the authorization of certain nonemergency ambulance services under the Medicaid program.
SB 2425 Relating to the powers and duties of the Hopkins County Hospital District.
SB 2426 Relating to the establishment of a laser and intense pulsed light device registry; providing a civil penalty.
SB 2427 Relating to delegation by a physician of certain cosmetic and dermatological medical treatments.
SB 2457 Relating to the creation of the Hunt County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2476 Relating to the creation of the North Texas Trauma and Burn Authority in Trauma Service Area E.
SB 2492 Relating to requiring notices prior to certain activities involving Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service.
SB 2493 Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits.
SB 2525 Relating to the creation of the Kaufman County Parks Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; providing penalties.
SB 2560 Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Downtown Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
SB 2561 Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Pecan Grove Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
SB 2562 Relating to the creation of the Rowlett Waterfront Entertainment Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
SB 2563 Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Kaufman County.
SB 2566 Relating to jurisdiction of the county courts at law in Hunt County and the composition and operation of the Hunt County Juvenile Board.
SCR 25 Recognizing Linda Muhl on the occasion of her retirement from Dr. John D. Horn High School in Mesquite.
SCR 79 Honoring the life of Alonzo John Wemple and his role in the history of this state and nation.
SR 56 Recognizing January 29, 2009, as Hunt County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 60 Recognizing the Terrell Heritage Jubilee Cook-off as a Texas State BBQ Championship competition.
SR 61 Recognizing Judy Womack on the occasion of her retirement from the City of Mesquite.
SR 62 Recognizing February 4, 2009, as Van Zandt County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 63 Recognizing February 17, 2009, as Sunnyvale Day at the State Capitol.
SR 64 Recognizing February 24, 2009, as Multiple Sclerosis Activist Day at the State Capitol.
SR 83 Recognizing February 3, 2009, as Entertainment Software Day in Texas.
SR 119 Recognizing January 30, 2009, as Chief Wilbur Montgomery Day.
SR 126 Recognizing February 6, 2009, as Dr. Dan Jones Day.
SR 173 Recognizing February 10, 2009, as Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes Day in Texas.
SR 210 Recognizing February 17, 2009, as Rockwall County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 211 Recognizing February 24, 2009, as Rains County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 224 Recognizing March 4, 2009, as Fannin County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 232 Recognizing Larry Allen of Mesquite on the occasion of his retirement from the Mesquite Police Department.
SR 236 Recognizing Hal L. Fowler on the occasion of his retirement from the Fannin County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
SR 278 Recognizing March 4, 2009, as Balch Springs Day at the State Capitol.
SR 315 Commending the students in the Canton Junior High School Gifted and Talented Program.
SR 343 Recognizing Linda Muhl on the occasion of her retirement from Dr. John D. Horn High School in Mesquite.
SR 344 Welcoming the ministers of the Respect Life and Family Life delegation on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.
SR 358 Congratulating the Sulphur Springs High School football team for winning the 2008 Class 4A Division II state championship.
SR 405 Congratulating Patrick Foster of Sachse for being honored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
SR 406 Recognizing March 23, 2009, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 464 In memory of Johnny Freelen of Grand Saline.
SR 485 Recognizing April 1, 2009, as Hopkins County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 486 In memory of Matthew Wayne Virgel of Greenville.
SR 538 Recognizing Gerald Hundley Moore for his accomplishments as a football coach.
SR 550 Recognizing April 21, 2009, as Delta County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 575 Recognizing the Texas College Legacy Award recipients.
SR 602 Congratulating Britney Jordan for being named a Daktronics Division II Women's Basketball First-Team All-American for 2009.
SR 650 Recognizing Charlie Richmond on the occasion of his retirement from the Mesquite Police Department.
SR 671 Recognizing Fred Cochran on the occasion of his retirement from the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office.
SR 723 Congratulating the band of Ralph Poteet High School in Mesquite for receiving the Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
SR 840 Recognizing James Tucker of Quinlan on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.
SR 883 Commending Dick Bramblitt for his many contributions to the Mabank community.
SR 971 Recognizing Peggy Rogers for her contributions to the Mabank community.
SR 976 Recognizing James William Wyant III on the occasion of his graduation from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Deuell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Deuell opposes eminent domain powers that allow the government to seize private property.
Senator Deuell introduces an article to the Senate
Deuell ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 2. Deuell ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Deuell ran for re-election to the 2nd District Seat in 2010. He defeated Sharon Russell in the GOP primary on March 3, 2010. Deuell received 38,086 votes while Russell received 15,588.Kathleen Maria Shaw ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
In 2006, a year in which Deuell was up for re-election, he collected $703,918 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
Texas Medical Association
Texas Association of Realtors
BG Distribution Partners
In 2002, a year in which Deuell was up for re-election, he collected $1,006,174 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2002 were:
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Perry, Bob J. and Doylene
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Bob Deuell received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Deull and his wife, Marilyn, have three children: Paul, Brian and Jennifer.