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Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

The Senate broke the seal on weekend work early this session with committee work on redistricting, but neither full chamber has yet convened on a day beginning with “S.” The House has tentative plans to meet tomorrow, although with future weekend work all but definite, that may well change as members look to a last repose this Mother’s Day weekend.

Bills on the Move

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

TAC Legislative Services staff will highlight important county-related bills on the move that have had either committee or floor activity in the House and Senate during the week. While this list does not include every county-related bill, it does provide an overview of some recent significant legislative actions.

Priority Bail Reform Legislation Update

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

Bail reform is a top priority for both the House and Senate as Senate Bill 21 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and House Bill 20 by Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) have passed their respective chambers.

TAC Legislative Conference Goes Hybrid

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

In response to your feedback, we have transformed the TAC Legislative Conference, scheduled for Sept. 1-3, into a hybrid event. We hear you and understand the demand to expand our services and offer multiple ways for you to connect with us. 

Unable to Attend This Week's Tuesday Morning Breakfast? Here's What Happened

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

Changing state election law has been a major, and controversial, issue this legislative session. This week's virtual breakfast meeting began with Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis alerting participants to House Bill 3276 by Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound).

AG Opinions and Requests

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

This week, the activities of the 87th Texas Legislature continued with committee hearings and both chambers convening. Here are a few news articles on the week’s happenings.

What We're Reading

May 07, 2021| Legislative News

This week, the activities of the 87th Texas Legislature continued with committee hearings and both chambers convening. Here are a few news articles on the week’s happenings.

Prepare for Busy 2021 Hurricane Season

April 30, 2021| Risk Management News

The 2021 hurricane season — which kicks off June 1 — is expected to be another busy one for Texas, meaning counties should start preparing early for disastrous weather.

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

May is the neck of the funnel, where demand outstrips supply for space on daily calendars and far more legislation quietly dies than goes to the governor’s desk for action. To date, and with only 30 days remaining, just a half dozen bills have been sent to the governor for his signature or veto. None have yet been acted on.

Bills on the Move

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

TAC Legislative Services staff will highlight important county-related bills on the move that have had either committee or floor activity in the House and Senate during the week. While this list does not include every county-related bill, it does provide an overview of some recent significant legislative actions.

Senate Bill 1 Conferees Appointed

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

Following last week’s adoption of the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1 by the Texas House, both chambers acted quickly to appoint budget conferees.

TAC Legislative Conference Goes Hybrid

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

In response to your feedback, we have transformed the TAC Legislative Conference, scheduled for Sept. 1-3, into a hybrid event. We hear you and understand the demand to expand our services and offer multiple ways for you to connect with us. 

Unable to Attend This Week's Tuesday Morning Breakfast? Here's What Happened

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

This week's virtual breakfast meeting was short but packed. In welcoming those who joined, TAC's Legislative Services Director Noe Barrios identified House Bill 2144 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) as a piece of legislation to watch. 

What We're Reading

April 30, 2021| Legislative News

This week, the activities of the 87th Texas Legislature continued with committee hearings and both chambers convening. Here are a few news articles on the week’s happenings.

Best Practices Awards: Travis County

April 27, 2021| TAC News

Neighborhood fire drill, Silver Watch initiative improve safety in Travis County

CMRC draws more than 300 people

April 27, 2021| TAC News

Virtual CMRC sessions included risk and health topics

2020 TAC RMP safety award recipients announced

April 27, 2021| TAC News

County award recipients limited their losses

Show us your county!

April 27, 2021| TAC News

TAC is looking for unique county images

Clerks' association conference headed to Amarillo

April 27, 2021| TAC News

Roundtable discussions, deep dive into Ector County project on the agenda

TAC HEBP offers ACA reporting service

April 27, 2021| TAC News

Service is available to all Texas counties and districts

Justice of the peace, constable conference to be held in Denton

April 27, 2021| TAC News

Constables can earn up to 20 hours of civil process training

Tax assessor-collectors conference slated for June 5-10

April 27, 2021| TAC News

This year’s conference theme is #BeTheDifference

COVID-19 forces some TAC events online

April 26, 2021| TAC News

TAC will contact registered attendees about changes

Register for the Conference of the County Investment Academy

April 26, 2021| TAC News

The event will be held in San Marcos


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