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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

Voucher bill not voted on in committee, but other major bills advance

May 16, 2023

The House Public Education Committee did not take up SB 8, the voucher proposal heard Monday, but did vote out other major education bills including…

School safety bills pass House; panic alert device bill headed to governor

Apr 25, 2023

The House passed (on the first of two votes) three school safety bills, including requirements to have armed security on every campus and install…

More legislation reaching the House and Senate floors

Apr 19, 2023

As we near the end of April, the work of House and Senate committees is reaching a peak, and more bills are headed to the floor. Here are just a few…

School safety bills continue moving

Apr 11, 2023

A few key school safety bills, including a proposal to require an armed security officer at every campus, and other requiring panic alert devices in…

Ban on 4-day weeks considered in Senate Ed hearing

Apr 6, 2023

The Senate Education Committee met Wednesday to hear several bills, including a priority school safety proposal and a ban on 4-day school weeks. The…

Youth Health & Safety Committee hears discipline bills including ban on corporal punishment

Apr 3, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety heard several bills Monday, including legislation that has been filed in multiple previous…

House committee hears priority school safety bills

Mar 28, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety, to which most education bills relating school safety and discipline have been referred (along…

House Youth Health & Safety Committee votes out bills affecting school safety and student discipline

Mar 23, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety voted out several bills Thursday that address school safety and student discipline issues.

Youth Health and Safety Committee considers bill that could affect removals from the classroom.

Mar 21, 2023

Monday’s hearing of the House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety kicked off a big week of education initiatives in the spotlight. TCTA…

Senate Education Committee considers first potential voucher bill

Mar 15, 2023

SB 1068 by Mayes Middleton has been a concern to the education community since it was filed earlier in the session, as it raises concerns that it…