by: Ken Paxton
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 marks the first day of the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. Each legislative session, constituents ask me how to track legislation important to them. The Texas Legislature Online has a number of tools available to make bill tracking easy.
Bills may be searched online by bill number, author or sponsor, committee, subject, action, or a particular date (filing date) at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Reports/BillsBy.aspx. Pre-filing of bills has already begun, so you can see what bills have already been filed for the upcoming session. Additionally, I will discuss here in the coming weeks the bills I have already filed to be considered during the 82nd Legislative Session.
Interested parties or individuals may also create a personal list of bills for tracking purposes and can even receive electronic notification when there are actions affecting particular legislation. One may also receive e-mail notification when selected calendars, committee hearing notices or committee minutes are posted. These services are free of charge. To create a “My Texas Legislature Online” personal list, go to http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/MyTLO/Login/Register.aspx. Continue reading →