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    Legislative Services

    Texas is 254 counties strong. That's a lot of experience and know-how state lawmakers can rely on when making public policy decisions. County officials across Texas are ready to help.


    Legislative Links

    TAC has collected relevant links to help members throughout the legislative session. This page is a resource for quickly finding important legislative websites and resources valuable to county government officials.

    Texas Legislature Online

    Find all sorts of information using the Texas Legislature Online website. Learn about the Texas Senate and Texas House including the ability to find out who represents you. Also find that bill you are looking for during the legislative sessions, as well as live broadcasts from the House and Senate chambers.

    State of Texas

    Looking for a place to vacation in Texas or a job opportunity? The State of Texas website will help you find those and more. This site will also link you to the Governor and State Agencies, including:


    Legislative Reference Library of Texas

    The Legislative Reference Library (LRL) performs research for Texas legislators, their staff and legislative committees. The library also assists the public and other state agencies with legislative research.

    Legislative Budget Board

    The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) is a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops budget and policy recommendations for legislative appropriations, completes fiscal analyses for proposed legislation, and conducts evaluations and reviews to improve the efficiency and performance of state and local operations.

    The Texas Senate

    The official webpage of the Texas State Senate

    ​The Texas House of Representatives

    The official webpage of the Texas House of Representatives

    Congressional information including bills, public laws and the congressional record can be found on the Congress website. Locate information concerning federal committees and committee reports. This site also has links to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

    The Texas Register

    The Texas Register serves as the journal of state agency rulemaking for Texas. Information published in the Texas Register includes proposed, adopted, withdrawn and emergency rule actions, notices of state agency review of agency rules, governor's appointments, attorney general opinions, and miscellaneous documents such as requests for proposals. After adoption, these rulemaking actions are codified into the Texas Administrative Code.

    ​The Texas Administrative Code

    The Texas Administrative Code is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the Texas Administrative Code. Each title represents a subject category and related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title. 

    The Texas Legislative Council

    The Texas Legislative Council is a nonpartisan legislative agency that provides bill drafting, computing, research, publishing, and document distribution services to the Texas Legislature and the other legislative agencies. The council also serves as an information resource for state agencies, the citizens of Texas, and others as time and resources allow.

    Sunset Advisory Commission

    In 1977, the Texas Legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies.

    ​Legislative Guide

    Legislative Guide for working with your legislator.

    The State Budget

    The State Budget

    Office of Court Administrator

    The official webpage of the Office of Court Administration

    Texas Indigent Defense Commission

    The official webpage of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission

    Texas Division of Ememrgency Management

    The official webpage of the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

    Collaborating with the Legislature

    Information about what to expect during the 88th Legislature.

    Need More Information?

    If you need information or assistance, contact the TAC Legislative Department at (512) 478-8753 or toll-free at (800) 456-5974.