Legislative Action Center
The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is not a PAC (Political Action Committee), but the organization uses its relationship with local, regional,state and national elected officials to inform the business
investors on issues that impact their operations and bottom line daily.
Working with other area leaders and organizations, the goal for the staff
and Board of the Grapevine Chamber is to provide relevant updates and
notifications on current legislation or actions of our elected officials
so that our businesses can let their voices be heard as a part of the process, rather than mere observers.
GUIDE TO THE 86TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE
The Texas Legislature reconvenes in January for its 86th Regular Session. The session will last for 140 days in accordance with the Texas Constitution, which calls for a citizen legislature to meet every odd-numbered year, pass a budget and then go home to live under the laws they pass.
Below are some key dates and resources to help you follow all the action at the State Capitol this session.
Key Legislative Terms to Know
Interested in familiarizing yourself with legislative lexicon? Learn about terms such as omnibus, caucus, germaine and many more by following along with thisglossary of terms.