Legislature update

Legislative updates
Texas legislators have settled in for the 86th Texas legislative session, where they will be making serious decisions on issues impacting local businesses, public schools and the community at large. Let us keep you up-to-date so you know what decisions are on the table and can contact your legislators before it's too late. Register your e-mail address on our public policy site.

Legislative alerts go out on Friday each week during the Texas Legislative Session. Read all the past alerts.

Also, visit the chamber website to see the chamber’s legislative agenda for this year.

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Governor Abbott's six emergency items for the 86th Legislature are:
  • School finance reform;
  • Property tax relief;
  • Teacher pay raises;
  • School safety;
  • Mental health programs; and,
  • Hurricane Harvey disaster response.