The 86th Texas Legislature is underway. Because the Legislature has a regular session only every other year, the work is intense.
You can track bills and committees, view video of meetings, and contact your representatives and senators at https://capitol.texas.gov/
January Advisors publishes maps that show who is filing bills in the legislature: . Check out these wonderful maps, which are updated daily by a LWV Houston board member. Dem districts are blue, Rep districts are red. The more intense the color, the more bills have been filed by a legislator. You can hover over a district and see the name of the official and the list and description of bills filed.
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund (TCEF) recently released a report “Missing the Mark" about Texas environmental needs. These are some of the issues TCEF will be working on in the 2019 legislative session:
- Hazardous waste Cleanup programs, especially in reference to Hurricane Harvey clean up issues. The article “Missing the Mark” deals with this issue.
- Permitting of local solid waste facilities
- Restore local control on plastic bags and trees
- Attacks on renewable energy providers by the oil and gas lobby