May 14

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

May 14, 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

May 14, 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.

TAC Legislative Conference Goes Hybrid

May 14, 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 14, 2021| Legislative News

As we enter the last couple of weeks of the 87th Texas Legislature, things will move quickly — and sometimes mysteriously, as Jim Allison, General Counsel for the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, joked during Tuesday's virtual breakfast meeting. Several key deadlines for action by the Texas House on its own bills passed this week, but the lower chamber can still take initial votes on Senate bills until May 25. Nothing is over until it's over on May 31.

What We're Reading

May 14, 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.

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