Senate Committee on Local Government

Committee Summary

Committee Members (9)

Committee Partisan Split

6R – 3D

Committee Efficiency

Legislation Referred
to Committee
Legislation Voted
Out of Committee
Overall Efficiency

Number of Committee Meetings: 21

Legislation StatusHBsHJRsHCRsSBsSJRsSCRs
Referred to Committee23580300190
Voted Out of Committee1531011220

Committee Jurisdiction

The Texas Senate Committee on Local Government handles a wide range of issues concerning local governance and municipal matters. Its jurisdiction includes:

  • Property Tax Reform and Relief: The committee reviews and makes recommendations on property tax policies, including the impact of prior reforms and potential future changes to provide additional relief and improve voter control over tax decisions.
  • Municipal Annexation and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ): The committee addresses policies related to municipal annexation and ETJ, ensuring that cities comply with regulations regarding the incorporation of surrounding areas. This includes the review of legislation like SB 2038, which provides landowners the ability to petition for removal from a city’s ETJ, aiming to give landowners more control and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.
  • Local Government Code and Regulations: The committee examines and suggests improvements to various aspects of the Local Government Code, including the administration and operation of local entities like special districts and municipal authorities.
  • Urban Development and Infrastructure: The committee assesses policies related to urban development, infrastructure planning, and the regulatory environment affecting local governments. This includes reviewing contracts for construction work and the financial feasibility of projects financed by bonds.

Committee Contact Information

Capitol Location

Capitol Extension, 3E.16

Phone Number

(512) 463-0107