The 84th Legislative Session is well underway. Given the numerous newly elected officials with determined legislative goals, we have witnessed debates on various legislative issues ranging from public education funding and tax cuts to hands-free driving members.
Legislative Line emails are a great tool for those who would like to be individually engaged and consistently in the know. Texas Legislature Online If you are interested in any legislative bills that have been filed, you may search for a keyword or a specific bill number at www.capitol.state.tx.us. For example, “HB 74”. Through this website, you may set up alerts for any bills you would like to receive updates on. You may also identify which elected officials represent you by entering your home address in the appropriate section. Two Chambers: The Texas Senate & House of Representatives If you would like more information about an elected official you may utilize the House of Representatives website and the Texas Senate website: www.house.state.tx.us and www.senate.state.tx.us. Here you will find a member’s biography, his/her committee assignments and contact information. From these two websites you may also access committee hearing information, such as upcoming committee hearings, committee agendas and a list of committee members. I encourage you to utilize the resources and to stay involved in the legislative process. After all, certain legislative initiatives could dramatically impact your company’s bottom line.