Tag Archives: Texas Legislature

How Texas real estate won big on Election Day

The November 7 election was a great example of the many ways Texas REALTORS® engage at the state and local level. Communities across Texas had several huge wins on Election Day, thanks to the support of TAR’s Issues Mobilization Committee, … Continue reading

Posted in Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drive now, text later

You are no longer allowed to use your smartphone to read, write, or send messages while driving in Texas. Violators of this law, which went into effect in September, face a misdemeanor charge and a fine of $25 to $99, … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

How TAR fought for commercial real estate

The 85th Texas Legislature considered several bills related to commercial real estate. During the regular session, TAR supported House Bill 1449 (Simmons), which was signed into law to prohibit cities from imposing linkage fees on all new residential and commercial … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial, Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

TAR clarifies misinformation about new homeowners insurance law

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey make their way out of Texas, attention now focuses on rebuilding efforts in the communities affected by this unprecedented weather event. However, misinformation has been circulating on social media and in some news reports … Continue reading

Posted in Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Why TAR is back at the Texas Capitol

Our work at the Texas Capitol this year isn’t done yet. After the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature concluded on May 29, Gov. Greg Abbott called the state’s lawmakers back to Austin for a special session, which started … Continue reading

Posted in Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Watch a two-minute recap of the legislative session

With the governor’s vetoes and approvals of bills last week, the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature has come to an end. Watch the latest Texas RECap for a rundown of the legislative session, a preview of the upcoming … Continue reading

Posted in Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Real estate is back on the agenda at the Texas Capitol

When the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature ended May 29, Texas REALTORS® had a long list of successes on behalf of Texas real estate consumers. Lawmakers filed 7,051 bills during the regular session, and TAR tracked 2,767 bills … Continue reading

Posted in Governmental Affairs | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments