Friday, January 11, 2013

Texas Legislature is in Session

Every other year the Texas Legislature meets -- it's odd years such as 2013 and 2015.

So what does that mean...

The Texas Family Code will be revised again...

Most likely the changes will go into effect on September 1st of each odd year -- but sometimes the legislature picks different start dates.

If you want to make a change to a Texas law then you need to begin working on it in even years...if you wait for the legislature to actually meet you are probably too late to instigate change in that session.  The proposed bills have to be written ahead of time and on the date the legislature meets there is very little time to get a bill passed.  As you know, many of the bills proposed don't make it pass the committee meeting and never actually gets submitted for a full vote.

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