2015 Texas Legislature
The Texas Legislature meets in regular session on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year. It is a bicameral body composed of a 31-member Senate and a 150-member House of Representatives. Learn about the latest developments in the 2015 Texas Legislative Session here.
August 1st, 2017
People with a handgun license will be allowed to carry a concealed firearm on campus, although there will be some restrictions such as in performance halls or child-care centers.
February 10th, 2016
When the 84th Legislature passed HB 1150, and it was sent to the Governor's desk to sign, few were aware of the debate that would play out in Commissioners Courts across Texas. Fireworks sales are currently allowed twice...
December 22nd, 2015
The Houston Police Department is preparing for the new year and Texas’ new open carry law by publishing information designed to help eliminate confusion on the law.
August 20th, 2015
Now that a plan to slash state funding for a therapy program for severely disabled children has become better known, a growing number of Republicans – including the Texas Senate's Transportation Committee Chairman and a key...
June 23rd, 2015
The following article was authored by Keith Weiner and originally published on SNBCHF.com.
June 10th, 2015
As the dust settles from the tumult of another Legislative Session and as the punditry class begins to opine on the winners and losers of our grand, biennial, Texas conversation, it seems clear to me that when we work...
June 3rd, 2015
Legislation requiring public universities in Texas to allow handguns in dorms, classrooms and campus buildings is now on the verge of becoming law. After final approval from the Texas legislature over the weekend, Senate...
June 1st, 2015
Despite the Tea Party’s big electoral victories, many of their top priorities were smashed against the armor bolted onto the upper chamber – much to the consternation of its new presiding officer
May 25th, 2015
It is irresponsible to allow people to drive without a license or permit, no matter where they are from or their legal status, and it is unfortunate that this legislation never made it to the House floor for consideration....
May 19th, 2015
There’s a renewed push at the Texas Capitol to prevent people from skirting their responsibility to make child support payments through misclassification. Worker misclassification, also known as "payroll fraud," causes all...
February 18th, 2016
Some malcontents never seem to show gratitude for the tremendous pro-life gains achieved by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus, and the many pro-life members of the Legislature. We see that in...
December 30th, 2015
Tuesday the Texas Supreme Court released rules for how courts handle judicial bypass proceedings regarding secret abortions on minors girls without parental notification or consent. The rules were created in response to HB...
December 1st, 2015
Texas Alliance for Life will present Texas State Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) with its "Courageous Defense of Life" award in Lubbock County on Tuesday, December 1, at the Lubbock County Republican Party Executive...
July 16th, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion about the 84th Legislature's failure to pass Representative Craddick's HB 80. Having worked for the Legislature during the recent Session, I saw and still see the issue of texting and...
June 12th, 2015
Republican Party of Texas - The month of May was a busy time for our team at RPT. Our focus has begun to shift away from the legislative session to beating the Democrats in 2016. We’ve started phone banking earlier than ever...
June 4th, 2015
The Texas Legislature has concluded the 84th regular session at the Capitol in Austin, but not before it passed five substantial pro-life bills as well as multiple pro-life provisions in the budget.
June 2nd, 2015
Today, I released the following statement on a letter he sent today, June 2, 2015, urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign Texas Senate Bill 900 that reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”).
May 29th, 2015
House and Senate negotiators in Austin are now trying to hammer out a final deal on the financing of $3 billion worth of construction projects at colleges and universities all over Texas.
May 21st, 2015
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would authorize more than $3 billion in bonds for construction and renovation projects at 64 higher education campuses across the state. Schools in North Texas would get a...
May 18th, 2015
The 84th Texas Legislature is coming to a fast and furious close. Will there be a special session? Will there be TWO special sessions? Only time will tell.