Update: HB 3 Passes House, Moves to Senate

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has passed the House and been received in the Senate. Initially heard on March 11, HB 3 underwent substantial changes during its eight weeks in committee and again on the House floor. The...

HB 2730 Heads to Senate

HB 2730 by Chairs Deshotel and Burns passed on third reading in the Texas House earlier today. The bill now goes to the Texas Senate. CCI is urging senators to pass the bill without amendment in accordance with the consensus reached between CCI, the Texas Farm Bureau,...

TCJL Tracking

Friday, May 7, 2021 Key deadlines May 10: Last day for House committees to report House bills and joint resolutions May 11: By 10 p.m. last House daily calendar with House bills and joint resolutions May 12: By 9 a.m. last House local calendar with House bills May 13:...

HB 3 Headed to House Floor

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has finally cleared the House State Affairs Committee and is on its way to the House floor. Initially heard on March 11, HB 3 has undergone substantial changes during its eight weeks in...

TCJL Tracking 5-1-21

Highlights This Week Pandemic Liability Protection Act Clears House Committee SB 6 passed the Senate 29-1 on April 8, and cleared House Judiciary on April 28 with a unanimous bipartisan vote of 8-0.  It will now head to House Calendars.  The substitute makes some...

Remote Proceedings Bill Moves Forward in House

Legislation authorizing trial courts to mandate remote proceedings is moving forward in the Texas House, but not without substantial changes to the filed version of the bill. As originally filed, HB 3611 by Rep. Leach and SB 690 by Senator Zaffirini adds §21.013,...

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