Texas Legislature

The Legislature of the state of Texas is the state legislature of Texas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of a 31-member Senate and a 150-member House of Representatives. The state legislature meets at the Capitol in Austin. It is a powerful arm of the Texas government not only because of its power of the purse to control and direct the activities of state government and the strong constitutional connections between it and the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, but also due to Texas's plural executive.The Legislature is the constitutional successor of the Congress of the Republic of Texas since Texas's 1845 entrance into the Union.
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  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … roads from using wireless communication device (i.e., mobile phones) to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle. Texting and driving in Texas will be punishable by a fine of $25-$99, which raises to $100-$200 for any subsequent offenses. Cities which have passed similar ordinances relating to phone use while…

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  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … The categories that were used to rank each individual state included the following: Rate of fatalities for every 100,000,000 miles driven. Failure to obey motor vehicle laws (traffic signals, failing to wear seat belts, etc.). Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that resulted because of alcohol use). Speeding (percentage of fatalities…

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  • Texas Cities Which Ban Texting and Driving

    …, Alice, Amarillo, Aransas Pass, Argyle, Arlington, Austin, Bedford, Bellaire, Brownsville, Canyon, Conroe, Converse, Corpus Christi, Deer Park, Denton, Edinburg, El Paso, Farmers Branch, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Helotes, Jacksonville, Laguna Vista, Laredo, Little Elm, Magnolia, Maypearl, McAllen, Meadowlakes, Midland, Mission, Missouri…

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  • 1200+ New Laws in Texas; Many to Take Effect in September 2015

    … are eligible for the three-year high school diploma pilot program, per House Bill 2025. This law goes into effect immediately.  Sexual Harassment Protection for Unpaid Interns [HB 1151] Employers are now liable for sexual harassment of unpaid workers if they know (or should have known) the harassment was occurring and failed to take corrective…

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