Under the Dome
The 82nd Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Click here for more dates of interest. Stay tuned for telecom policy updates throughout the session.
Texas Legislature 101:
The Texas Legislature is a bicameral institution, consisting of the lower house House of Representatives with 150 members, and the upper house Senate with 31 members.
The legislature meets in regular session on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year.
The Texas Constitution limits the regular session to 140 calendar days.
The Lieutenant Governor, elected statewide separate from the Governor, presides over the Senate, while the Speaker of the House is elected from that body by its members.
How to Make Your Voice Heard in Austin!
First: Make sure you are educated on the issues that are most important to you. For telecommunications issues of importance stay educated by visiting our site often.
Next: Find out who represents you in Austin (if you are not sure, click here to find out).
Finally: Contact your elected officials to voice your opinion: