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

May 21, 2021| Legislative News

With the top half of the hourglass emptying on the legislative clock, the House and Senate have settled into a familiar pattern where work slows and accelerates in the chambers in large part according to the action or inaction of the other.

Bills on the Move

May 21, 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.

SB 1 Conferees Reach Consensus, Adopt Budget Decisions

May 21, 2021| Legislative News

Senate Bill 1 conferees put the final touches on the state budget for the 2022-23 biennium on Wednesday, May 19, bringing the budget process that began nearly two years ago closer to conclusion.

TAC Legislative Conference Goes Hybrid

May 21, 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 21, 2021| Legislative News

The final, do-or-die days of the 87th Texas Legislature have arrived. Here are a few highlights from this week's penultimate Tuesday Morning Breakfast.

What We're Reading

May 21, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

April 23, 2021| Legislative News

Front and center in this week’s legislative action was the House’s movement on SB 1, the state budget. Under House rules, amendments must be filed 48 hours prior to deliberation. When that deadline elapsed, 240 amendments had been filed, confirming the semi-perennial tradition of a long and wide ranging debate.


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