The Texas Association of Counties Legislative Department has developed a Core Legislative Group whose members are advocates on behalf of counties with the Legislature. When legislators are faced with issues that may affect local government, they truly want to hear from local elected and appointed officials. It is important for county officials to maintain constant effective working relationships with representatives and senators.
There are several opportunities to participate in the legislative process by becoming a part of the Core Legislative Group. As a member, you will help by:
- Contacting your local legislators in person, by phone, email or in writing;
- Providing testimony (written or verbal) at committee hearings;
- Completing a witness card for or against legislation at committee hearings; and
- Supplying TAC with your opinions regarding legislation that will impact county government.
If you are interested in participating, please submit a Core Legislative Group Information form.