The 2019 Legislative Session officially kicked off on Jan. 8, and things are already moving quickly! Rep. Dennis Bonnen was named the new Speaker of the House, both chambers have released the preliminary drafts of their budgets and dozens of bills have been filed.
Texas CASA has been hard at work and is excited to report that several bills that we are championing have already been filed. We are tracking everything on our Bill Tracker and updating it daily with new bills, and will have committee schedules posted weekly as soon as hearings begin. If you are not familiar with our legislative priorities, you can watch these webinars and/or read our priorities on our website.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has also announced the 2019 Texas Senate Committee appointments with several changes being made across all committees. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst is set to be the new Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee with Senator Charles Perry as Vice Chair. View the full list of Senate Committee assignments.
As always, if you have questions or concerns as the session unfolds reach out to the Public Policy team at [email]email@example.com[/email] and we are happy to help!