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January 18, 2013, Number 2


Legislation filed last week by Rep. Allan Ritter (R - Nederland) would tap the state's "rainy day fund" to be used as "seed money" to build necessary water infrastructure...


House Committee on State Affairs Discusses Municipal Rate Case Authority 

On October 24, 2012, the House Committee on State Affairs held a public hearing to address the following interim charge: "Identify inefficiencies in the regulation of...


House Committees Release More Interim Reports 

The following is a brief summary of additional city-related interim report provisions that have been released. The reports are available online at...


Early in 2012, the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in City of Arlington and City of San Antonio v. Federal Communications Commission...


Attorney General's Public Information Act Electronic Filing System Now Available
A city that seeks a decision from the attorney general about whether public information is excepted from public disclosure is now able to submit the request...


In response to stakeholder input on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) process of approving desalination projects, TCEQ has developed...


What's Your Area of Expertise or Interest? Join Your Favorite E-List The TML staff has been gathering e-mail addresses from city officials (elected or appointed) who are willing to provide testimony during the 2013 legislative session...


What's Going on at the Capitol?

There are now only 131 days left until the 83rd Texas Legislature adjourns Sine Die.  
The session convened with little fanfare other than the adoption of the procedural...


City-Related Bills Filed


.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 2


Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI)

Now is the time for elected officials to set the goal of obtaining certification through the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI). TMLI is a voluntary certification program for elected officials in TML member cities and is sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the Association of  Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (AMCC). The highest level of recognition an elected official can obtain is Certified Municipal Official (CMO). 


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Region 2
January 17, 2013

Region 5
January 17, 2013

Region 9
January 31, 2013

TML Regional Officers' Training
February 1, 2013

Region 4
February 8, 2013

Region 8
February 21, 2013
North Richland Hills

Region 16
February 28, 2013

Region 11
March 7, 2013

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