Legislation Filed to Expand Remote Proceedings

Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) has filed legislation to allow Texas courts to conduct remote proceedings, including jury trials, on a permanent and ongoing basis. SB 690 adds §21.013, Government Code, to authorize a court of this state, either on its own motion...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Top 31 Priorities for the 2021 Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                     CONTACT: Tuesday, February 23, 2021                                                                    512-463-0715 Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Top 31 Priorities for the 2021...

Governor Abbott Declares ERCOT Reform An Emergency Item

Governor Greg Abbott today declared the reform of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) an emergency item this legislative session. In declaring this item an emergency, the Governor is calling on the legislature to investigate ERCOT and ensure Texans never...

TCJL Tracking 2-12-21

Bills filed to date: House bills      1,888 Senate bills        671 Resolutions        178 Bill referrals should begin in the House and the Senate next week, with hearings expected to begin in March. Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab...

Bill Filed to Mandate TCEQ Enforcement, Raise Penalties

Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) has filed legislation mandating stricter enforcement of air and water permits and significantly increasing administrative and civil penalties for emissions events and excess emission. HB 1820 requires TCEQ to adopt rules providing...

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