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While we are still a little over 2 months away from the first day to file bills, the APATX Chapter is preparing for another active session. APATX, alongside of and thru its affiliate relationship with Texas Municipal League, will make every effort to assure that detrimental bills are defeated and beneficial bills are passed. Planners should place the following key dates on their calendars:

  • November 12, 2018 – 1st Day legislators and legislators-elect may file bills for the 86th Legislature
  • January 8, 2019 – 1st Day of the 86th Legislature
  • March 8, 2019 – Deadline for the unrestricted filing of bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations and emergency matters submitted by the Governor
  • May 27, 2019 – Last day of the 86th Legislature

In addition, the APATX Executive Committee approved its 2018-2019 Legislative Program, which can be viewed below. Stay up to date by viewing: https://www.txplanning.org/texas-legislative-status-reports/