The General Appropriations Act.
Reforms the governance of appraisal boards, establishes term limits for board members and expedites taxpayer exemption application decisions.
Creates a peer-to-peer counseling network and increases access to licensed mental health providers for Texas Law Enforcement Officers.
Provides a sales tax exemption for purchases from nonprofit animal welfare organizations that rely on foster homes to care for displaced animals.
Makes it easier for retired officers to fulfill the firearms qualification requirement of their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement license.
Extends current liability protections for the use of automated external defibrillator (AED) by businesses and property owners.
Provides the state with more tools to prevent and respond to cyber incidents, while increasing security and standards for handling Texan's personal data.
Directs the establishment of Sexual Assault Response Teams, multi-disciplinary teams that collaborate on sexual assault cases.
Aligns the Tax Code so that collection requirements for marketplace providers are in line with those applicable to other types of sellers.
Allows survivors of domestic violence to obtain a new birth certificate and a state ID at no cost if needed.
Cleans up procurement statutes to simplify training for state agency employees and, in some circumstances, provides greater flexibility for agencies to streamline the contracting process.
Streamlines agency reporting requirements, repeals obsolete reports, reduces the frequency of some reports, and redirects certain reports to relevant recipients.
Provides bullet resistant windshields for Department of Public Safety(DPS) patrol vehicles.
Protects businesses from a major increase in unemployment taxes amid thepandemic.
Prohibits the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and schools from adopting or enforcing policies restricting students who are outpatients at a mental health facility from participating in UIL activities.
Modifies the Tax Code to allow the Comptroller to send determinations electronically to the taxpayer's email address on file.
Directs the Texas Department of Insurance to develop a parity complaint.
Increases access to resources for survivors of sexual assault, expanding access to forensic medical exams and clarifying the reimbursement process.
Allows charitable organizations of professional sports associations the same opportunity to support communities through raffles as provided to most major sports organizations.
Provides more transparency and better informs Texans of breaches thatcould impact their data.
Allows the Comptroller to require electronic submission of certain documents, send documents electronically and make electronic tax payments.
Allows the Comptroller of Public Accounts to provide Appraisal Review Board training online, in addition to in-person.
Addresses long-term IT infrastructure planning, with the appropriate level of oversight.
Protects the rights of an infant who survives an abortion.
Creates an offense for anyone who knowingly misrepresents another person as a family member to a peace officer or federal special investigator at a port of entry.
Reduces any "land use" tax and interest imposed on agricultural or timber land.
Expands the Compassionate Use Act to make patients with additional forms of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity eligible for a low-THC cannabis prescription.
Allow STAAR exams to be administered in multiple parts over more than one day.
Reduces property tax growth in Texas by lowering the election rollback tax rate trigger from 8.0 percent to 2.5 percent.
Creates the Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund to provide resources for long-term disaster recovery and protection from future events.
Creates a statewide Flood Plan at the Texas Water Development Board.
Makes the TRS fund actuarially sound and will provide a 13th check to retired teachers.
Allows electric cooperatives to use existing electricity easements to erect infrastructure for broadband.
Ensures the lawful expression of free speech at Texas Institutions of Higher Education.
Provides significant recommendations of the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.
Raises the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Prohibits political subdivisions from providing funding to an abortion provider or affiliate.
Ensures that ballot language is plainly written for each single issue that may be voted on.
Expands the Guardianship Fraud, Abuse, and Exploitation Deterrence Program at the Office of Court Administration.
Provides significant Texas Ethics Commission reforms.
Raises the child victim age from 10 to 15 for an individual to be charged with capital murder.
Closes certain loopholes in the Public Information Act to ensure greater transparency in state government.
Authorizes a teacher to document any conduct by a student that does not conform to the student code of conduct and submit that documentation to the principal.
Prohibits a governmental entity from taking any adverse action against any person based on their membership in, affiliation with, or contribution, donation, or other support provided to a religious organization.
Authorizes counties and cities to transfer a retired law enforcement dog, horse, or other animal to the animal's handler or caretaker.
Constitutionally dedicates the total amount of sporting goods sales tax available to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department each legislative session.