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Tag Archives: Texas Legislature
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
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
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
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
Texas REALTORS®, the strongest advocates for Texas real estate consumers, had several legislative victories this session, including bills that will enhance disclosure, restrict fees on new construction, protect private-property rights, and increase transportation options. There’s a rundown of TAR’s legislative … Continue reading
As the 85th Texas Legislature comes to a close on May 29, several bills that will enhance protections for real estate consumers are taking the final steps of the legislative process. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law TAR-supported … Continue reading
Last weekend, the Texas House unanimously voted in support of the TAR-supported joint resolution to modernize the home-equity provisions in the Texas Constitution, after the joint resolution received the full support of the Texas Senate last month. The joint resolution … Continue reading