October 3, 2013, Number 36

.pdf Version: TML Legislative Update Number 36


City-Related Constitutional Amendment Propositions

Six out of nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the November 5 ballot directly affect Texas cities...


Federal Government Shut Down Congress thus far has failed to agree on a bill to fund most aspects of the federal government

shutdown that began on Tuesday, October 1...

2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition Sponsors

We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition next week in Austin.


Each year, TML is honored to have the support of sponsoring companies. With their help, TML is able to deliver quality programing and productive networking opportunities. Let's thank our sponsors for their commitment to municipal government and continuing education.


Platinum Sponsors ($20,000)

Texas Masonry Council


Gold Sponsors ($10,000)

Acadian Ambulance Service of Texas

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP


RBC Capital Markets

Thomas Graphics, Inc.

TXU Energy


Silver Sponsors ($5,000)



Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C.


Focused Advocacy

Freese and Nichols, Inc.


HillCo Partners


Texas Disposal Systems

Texas Municipal Retirement System


Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)

Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin P.C.

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC



GrantWorks, Inc.

Great-West Financial

GRT Mobile Solutions

Herrera and Boyle, PLLC



Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)

LNV, Inc.

McKamie Krueger & Knight, LLP

McKibben & Villarreal LLP

Nationwide Retirement Solutions


Pioneer Credit, A Sallie Mae Company

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Smith Engineering Company

Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla & Elam, LLP

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Texas Political Subdivisions, JSIF


TML Business Service Partner Spotlight: Online Public Funds Investment Act Training
Take the required Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA) training online through Virtual Learning Concepts (VLC). This online course is the equivalent of the full ten hours of training, but allows you to re-certify from the comfort of home or office. For a full description of the valuable services our partners provide, visit the TML Business Service Partner page on the TML website.


Updated Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers

The 2013 Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers is available. The handbook presents an overview of the functions, powers, and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. Topics include policy development, goal-setting, council meetings, conflicts of interest, standards of official conduct, budgeting, personal liability, and media relations.


TML member cities can receive one copy of the handbook at no charge for each elected official, plus a reference copy for staff. Additional copies are $20 and can be ordered on the Publications page of the TML website. To inquire about your city's complimentary copies, contact us by email or call 512-231-7400.

Region 12
October 9, 2013


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Texas Municipal League
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78754
Phone: 512-231-7400
Fax: 512-231-7495


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