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87th Legislative Session

TCDD is dedicated to creating change so that all Texans with disabilities fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives. Through engagement with the public, the legislature, and agency officials, TCDD works to represent and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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 to TCDD eNews or follow us on Twitter.

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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 to TCDD eNews or follow us on Twitter.

87th Legislative Session

The 87th Texas Legislature begins on Jan. 12, 2021, and will conclude on May 31, 2021. 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.

Updates from the TCDD Public Policy Director
TCDD Public Policy Director Scott Daigle provided brief video updates on what’s happening at the Capitol. See the updates we posted and
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Bill of the Week
The Bill of the Week series are noteworthy bills that may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or another disability-related issue(s). Take a look at bills we reported on during the session. 

Past Legislative Sessions

 

Texas Legislature Resources

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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 Texas Legislature Online: Who Represents Me?

Contacting Your Legislators
For information about how to find, contact, and address your legislators, visit Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Contacting Your Legislator.

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.

 

 

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