SB 944 - Public Information Act & the Temporary Custodian

November 04, 2019| Legislative News

Several bills during the 86th legislative session made modifications to the Public Information Act (PIA). Senate Bill 944 by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) garnered a lot of attention for its potential impact to county government operations.

Election Security December Deadline Approaches

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

House Bill 1421 by Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin), which became effective Sept. 1, 2019, requires county election officials to request annual cybersecurity training and a cybersecurity assessment of their county's election system from the Texas Secretary of State.

November 2019 Elections

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

On the Nov. 5 ballot, voters will be asked to decide on 10 constitutional amendments and, depending upon their location, may have the chance to participate in special elections and local city and county propositions.

DRP Repeal Allows More Than 1.6 Million People to Drive Again

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

Since the Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) was repealed under House Bill 2048 by Rep. Zerwas (R-Richmond) during the 86th Legislative Session and the program ended on Sept. 1, 2019, more than 1.6 million people have become eligible to apply for their driver's license.

Mental Health Update and Newly Released Resource Guide

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

The Engage & Excel 2019 Conference, hosted by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in September 2019, brought together the state’s top minds in mental health policy, philanthropy, and practice to share ideas on emerging issues.

Tax Assessor-Collectors Continue to Influence Policy Change

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

At a recent Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Board meeting, the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas (TACA) continued their involvement in influencing policy well after the legislative session adjourned.

AG Opinions and Requests

November 01, 2019| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

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