November 02, 2018|
The House Committee on County Affairs Chaired by Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) met in Houston on Oct. 17 to hear testimony on several issues important to counties including disasters, mental health and county authority.
Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) adopted reasonable rules and procedures for Continuity of Medication. See the Texas Administrative Code to review minimum jail standards.
On Oct. 3, the U.S. Senate passed the Disaster Reform Act of 2018 as part of the five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Texas Association of Counties held a Lunch and Learn about the county budget process at the Capitol for legislative staffers on Oct. 1 at the Texas Capitol.
The Texas Association of Counties hosted a Lunch and Learn event covering the intersection of law enforcement and behavioral health at the Capitol on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Lawmakers created the Texans Feeding Texans program back in 2007, by allocating nearly $20 million to help supplement efforts of local service agencies in providing meals to the disabled and elderly across Texas.
The Texas Bar Historical Foundation has grant funds available for governmental entities and subdivisions, specifically state district and county courts.
In 2015, the Legislature passed SB 1812, an eminent domain transparency bill that requires counties to annually report specific information to the Texas Comptroller for posting.
As we slide into the New Year and the 86th legislative session, TAC will again be hosting our Tuesday Morning Breakfasts.
Shortly after the Texas Legislature gets back into the swing of things, county officials will gather in Austin for TAC’s Counties at the Capitol day.
TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.
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