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Texas Legislative Session


+ Issue #4 - Last Week in the Legislature - Hurry Up and Wait (2-11-21)

Patrick Starts 2021 Legislative Session with an Unusually Low Profile (2-9-21)

Is the Texas Capitol a government building or a petri dish? (1-18-21)

Issue #3 - Last Week in the Legislature - The Quiet Before the Storm (2-4-21)

House Speaker Appoints New Chairs on Key Committees  (2-4-21)
Texas House Committee Appointments:  By Member | By Committee (2-4-21)

Abbott Unveils Priority Items (2-2-21)

Texas Legislative Wrap: Budget, Redistricting and Of Course, COVID (2-2-21)

Issue #2 - Last Week in the Legislature (1-28-21)

+ The Texas House and Senate have adjourned until February 9. (1-27-21)

Analysis: At a time like this, who needs another emergency? (1-27-21)

Gambling Empire Pushes Forward with Goal to Bring Casinos to Texas (1-26-21)

Abbott Pushes Legislature to Protect Businesses from Coronavirus-Related Lawsuits (1-26-21)

+ Rep. Charlie Geren and Senator Kelly Hancock have both filed legislation which provides that total revenue under the franchise tax will not include any amount of loan forgiven under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). HB 1195 | SB No. 372 (1-22-21)

+ Issue #1 - Last Week in the Legislature (1-21-21)

Houston Area Reps Discuss Priorities (1-19-21)

Fingerprinting Extension Bill (SB 297) Filed by Perry (1-15-21)

Senate Committee Appointments Announced (1-15-21)

+ Senate has adopted new rules. The biggest change in the rules from last session is that it only now takes 18 votes (as opposed to 19 last session) to bring a bill to the floor for debate. A few sessions ago the number was 21, but has now dropped in the last several sessions to mirror the number of Republican senators. (1-15-21)

+ Rep. Dade Phelan elected House Speaker (1-12-21)

+ 6 Bills to Watch (1-12-21)


Today's CPA Capitol Interest Column

+ On Your Mark, Get Set, Go??
Jan./Feb. 2021)

+ Into The Unknown
(Nov./Dec 2020)


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Notable Dates

Session Countdown

Bill filing deadline – March 12

Sine die (last day of session) – May 31