Every two years, the Texas Legislature convenes for a 140-day regular legislative session. The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) monitors legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services. To ensure you receive our updates regarding legislative activities, subscribe Subscribe to TCDD eNews webpage or follow us on Twitter.
86th Legislative Session
The 86th Texas Legislature began on January 8, 2019, and it will conclude on May 27, 2019. During the legislative session, TCDD will provide the following information.
Texas Legislative News
During the session, we provide regular updates on what’s happening at the Capitol. These weekly updates include important testimony, hearings to watch, legislative-related resources, and more. Check out our Texas Legislative News webpage.
Bill of the Week
For this weekly feature, we highlight a noteworthy bill that is currently going through the legislative process. The bill may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or another disability-related issue. Check out our Bill of the Week webpage.
Texas Legislature Resources
Who Represents Me?
Information is available about current districts and members of the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. To find out who represents you, visit the Texas Legislature Online Who Represents Me? webpage.
Contacting Your Legislators
For information about how to find, contact, and address your legislators, visit the Legislative Reference Library of Texas Contacting Your Legislator webpage.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Do you know how a bill becomes a law in Texas? If you don’t, check-out our easy-to-understand infographic that simplifies the complicated process. The infographic is available in English and Spanish.