How can I stay informed and find out what type of laws are being considered in Texas?

The Texas Legislature meets from January to May in odd-numbered years and may also convene for special called sessions.

The easiest way to stay informed about the proposed legislation is to read the local news. The Texas Tribune is a free online news source with extensive coverage of Texas policy and politics. Local newspapers also are a great way to learn about topics impacting your area. If you are interested in a specific topic, try subscribing to the newsfeed of non-profits or policy groups who work on that issue.

If you want to do your own research, the Texas Legislature Online website contains a wealth of current and historical legislation information. You can search for bills by number or by keywords, watch live or archived hearing broadcasts, get information about elected officials, and learn about the legislative process.

If you want to follow specific topics or bills, you can create an account on the MyTLO page and receive alerts for meetings, topics, or bills.
For information on sex education advocacy, visit Texas is Ready.