April 16

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

April 16, 2021| Legislative News

As temperatures climb and spring blossoms, the 87th Legislature’s work continues to pick up speed, if it's not yet at full sprint. This week saw the House Appropriations Committee complete its work on the state budget, partake in a robust debate on firearm carry without permit, examine the issue of gender and sport in public schools, and hold a divided vote in the Senate on the much-discussed legislation to limit local government communication with the Legislature.

Bills on the Move

April 16, 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.

House Criminal Jurisprudence Hears House Bill 179, Proposing Changes to the Grand Jury Process

April 16, 2021| Legislative News

On Monday, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence heard 26 bills, including one added after the original posting notice – House Bill 179 by Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston).

TAC Legislative Conference Goes Hybrid

April 16, 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 16, 2021| Legislative News

Senate Bill 10 "has gone through a strange transformation," Jim Allison, general counsel for the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, told about 115 participants who joined Tuesday's breakfast meeting. 

What We're Reading

April 16, 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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