Brazosport Facts, Jan. 21, 2007 BRAZOSPORT - Property appraisal reform, making it easier for high school students to begin their collegiate careers at community colleges and addressing health-care issues are among the subjects of legislation introduced by the Brazoria County delegation in the 80th regular session of the Texas Legislature. Since the session began Jan. 9, state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, has been the primary author of four bills, state Sen. Kyle Janek, R-Houston, has been the primary author of six bills and state Sen. Mike Jackson, R-La Porte, has been the primary author of two bills. Janek, a practicing anesthesiologist, also is proposing two bills that aim to lessen the financial burden local taxpayers face in paying for indigent health care, when the indigent lives in another county. Senate Bill 172 would require the home county or hospital district of an indigent patient to pay for his or her medical care when it is provided by a health care provider outside the indigent's home county.  Senate Bill 171 is more narrowly focused in that it provides direct relief to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston by specifying the facility is "the health-care provider of last resort in the state," Janek said.