This years record-setting volume of bills has created logjams and back-ups all over Austin. Merely printing bills and distributing them for review took much longer than in previous sessions. The process of referring bills to legislative committees fell behind, and those committees almost certainly will be unable to hold hearings on bills as expeditiously as theyve done it in the past.
The bills summarized in this update (see City-Related Bills Filed,) were actually filed on or about Friday, March 13, and there will be more in next weeks update.
A Special Note
Despite the extremely large number of bills, the League is tracking all city-related legislation and will keep city officials informed of any significant legislation that moves forward. Thats why its very important to read Significant Committee Actions and Significant Floor Actions in this and future issues of the TML Legislative Update.