The Legislative Analysis Report summarizes significant legislation enacted during the regular session of the 87th Legislature that affects counties and the Texans served by counties.
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Redistricting Complete; Primary and General Election Dates Set
October 28, 2021 – In September’s County Issues newsletter, we summarized the second special session’s Senate Bill 13 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston). SB 13 was set to shift election dates if the Legislature did not complete redistricting by Nov. 15. Fortunately, no temporary alternative election dates will be needed.
Proposed State Constitutional Amendments of Interest to Counties
October 28, 2021 – Texans will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. A list of the amendments that will appear on the ballot can be found here.
With 3rd Special Session Complete, Governor and Lieutenant Governor Disagree on Need for 4th
October 28, 2021 – Using all 30 days allotted by the Texas Constitution, and still needing a late flurry of activity, the 87th Legislature passed most of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and adjourned the third special session on Oct. 19.
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