Speaker Phelan Unveils First Slate of Texas House Priorities for 88th Legislature
Speaker Phelan announced today several key legislative priorities for the chamber that focus on improving the privacy and security of all Texans as well as better supporting mothers and children in the state.
The following bills, which are part of the Texas House’s broader legislative priority package for the 88th Texas Legislature, have been recently filed by their respective bill authors and are based on...
Governor Abbott, Texas Border Chairmen Discuss Border Security Strategies In Weslaco
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a roundtable discussion and press conference with Senator Brian Birdwell,...
Senator Huffman announced the following workgroup assignments in the Senate Finance hearing this morning. Articles I, IV & VJuan Hinojosa — ChairDonna CampbellPete FloresJohn Whitmire Article IILois Kolkhorst — ChairBob HallBryan HughesAngela Paxton Article III, Public EducationBrandon Creighton— ChairPaul BettencourtKelly HancockJudith ZaffiriniArticles VI, VII & VIIIRobert Nichols — ChairCharles PerryCharles SchwertnerRoyce West
Governor Designates Seven Emergency Items for the 88th Session
According to the Texas Constitution, the House and Senate cannot pass legislation during the first 60 days of a regular session – which this year started on January 10. There are only two exceptions: When four-fifths of either chamber votes to suspend that rule or if the governor declares the matter an emergency.
During his State of the State speech, Governor Abbott named seven emergency items that lawmakers can vote on immedi...
Texas House Appropriations Chairman Greg Bonnen announced the following House Appropriations Subcommittee assignments:
Subcommittee on Articles I (General Government), IV (Judiciary), and V (Public Safety and Criminal Justice)
Rep. Mary Gonzalez, Chair
Rep. David Spiller, Vice Chair
Rep. Steve Allison
Rep. Mano DeAyala
Rep. Jarvis Johnson
Subcommittee on Article II (Health and Human Services)
Rep. Jacey Jetton, Chair
Rep. Toni Rose, Vice Chair
Rep. Gary Gates
Rep. Donna Ho...
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Announces His Top 30 Priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today:
“Each session, the 31 members of the Texas Senate file thousands of bills. Some are duplicates because members often have similar priorities voiced to them by their constituents. The tradition has been for bill numbers 1 through 20 to indicate the Lt. Governor’s and the Senate’s priorities. In 2017, I increased the low bill numbers to 30....
Filed Legislation Affecting the Employees Retirement System of Texas, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session
January 23, 2023
General Appropriations Bills
ERS – Maintains state contribution rates of 9.5% for both years of biennium; plus an additional state agency contribution at the rate of 0.5% of base ...