Legislative Information


Who Represents Me in the Texas Legislature?

Texas Senate
Texas House

How can I track a Bill in the Texas Legislature?
You can follow bills online at Texas Legislature Online
You may search by bill number, author, keyword.    
During Session, you can also see live broadcasts from the House & Senate chambers.

Important Dates for 85th Texas Legislative Session - 2017
Nov. 14, 2016 - Pre-filling of bills starts
January 10, 2017  - 85th Legislature convenes
March 10, 2017 - Last day to file a bill  
May 29, 2017 - Last Day (sine die)
June 18, 2017 - Last Day Governor can sign or veto bills passed during regular session
August 28, 2017 - Date that bills without specific effective dates, other than bills with immediate effect, become law 

Who Represents Me in the U.S. Congress?
In the US Senate you are represented by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).    
In the US House click here to find your representative. 

Documents & Resources
TMA First Tuesdays - 2017 - Register Today!
Laws/Practices and Acts from TX Occupations Code - relevant to physicians 
Texas Medical Board Rules - complete set
CME Requirements - Texas Medical Board
Standing Delegation Rules Summary - Texas Medical Board - effective Nov. 7, 2013
Standing Delegation Rules 
Standing Delegation Rules for Nonsurgical Medical Cosmetic Procedures
Office Based Anesthesia - Chapter 192 - Texas Medical Board
Texas Hair Removal Laser Rules 
Physician Advertising Rules - Texas Medical Board