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Tag Archives: Texas Legislature
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
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
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
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