As this article is being written, the 80th Legislative Session has reached the deadline for filing bills. This signals an increased tempo in committee hearings and floor actions.
Between the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas and the Texas Association of Counties, there are several opportunities to monitor important legislation. We provide legislative alerts by e-mail on the TAC list-serves and through the General Counsel of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Legislative Alerts. If you are not receiving these Legislative Alerts, please send your e-mail address to email@example.com. When you are in Austin, please attend the Tuesday morning county officials breakfast at 7:00 a.m., 4th Floor, Texas Association of Counties.
While it is difficult to predict the progress of bills, a few bills will definitely affect counties:
H.J.R. 61 by Rep. Wayne Smith