A Lubbock-area state representative has been appointed to a notable committee.

Texas House District 84 State Representative John Frullo has been appointed to the new committee to address the abuse and neglect of Texas children.

The House Select Committee on Child Protection is charged with studying the incidents of abuse and neglect fatalities in Texas and making recommendations to protect children in Texas.

Speaker Joe Straus weighed in, saying “Representative Frullo is an outstanding representative for West Texas who will provide a valuable perspective on this committee.”

“He has been a leader within the house on child-protection issues over the last several years, and this appointment gives him another opportunity to continue that very important work,” Straus continued.

Frullo has served on the Committee on Human Trafficking, and has passed major legislation in the area of child protection, including Alicia’s Law.

“I want to thank the speaker for continuing to put his trust in me and appoint me to this important committee,” said Frullo. “Through my work on the human trafficking committee, I have seen firsthand how abuse is so devastating to a child and I look forward to working with the committee to find ways to prevent these horrible things from happening.”