This 2019 Legislative Report is a summary of the work performed by Mayor Turner’s Government Relations team during the 86th Legislative Session in Austin. Under the following six categories, the team has compiled bill summaries and supportive documents for over 50 pieces of legislation. The team offers these highlights featuring support letters from the Mayor, City Council testimony, information from city departments, and news stories.
Legislation proposed by the City of Houston’s Government Relations team to advance the interests of all Houstonians.
Major legislative conflicts involving the City of Houston and other cities and counties around the State of Texas dealing with municipal operations and priorities.
Mayor Turner is committed to behavioral health legislation that increases access to mental health services for Houstonians.
The Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence offered many policy changes at the state level.
When it comes to supporting the greater Houston community, the City of Houston’s Government Relations team worked to push forward legislation beneficial to Houston.
Several bills filed by the City of Houston did not become state law.
Click here for a list of the individuals who made these achievements possible.