The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on May 29, 2013. Link to TCA’s 2013 legislative priorities here and stay tuned for more information about the cable industry’s 2013 legislative activities. Find out what happened during the 2011 Session here.
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:The mailing address for all Senators in Austin is:
P. O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711-2068
FAX: (512) 463-0326
Senate email: firstname. firstname.lastname@example.org The Mailing Address for all Representatives in Austin is:
P. O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768-2910
FAX: (512) 463-5896
House email: firstname. email@example.com