Legislation in the
Great State of Texas

Explore the latest bills and how they could affect TCDRS, along with other related documentation.

Year-to-Date

At the Capitol

The 87th Regular Session of the Texas State Legislature concluded on May 31, 2021. Gov. Greg Abbott has called a special session for July 8, and will call another later this year.  We will update this page if anything related to pensions arises.

 

For information about the outcome of the 87th Legislative Session and the impact of House Bill 3898, Senate Bill 13 and Senate Bill 19, please see our 2021 TCDRS Legislative Recap

 

The 88th Regular Session is scheduled to commence on Jan. 10, 2023.

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PENSION OVERSIGHT

Meet the House Committee

Dade Phelan is Speaker of the House for the 87th session. The Speaker determines the composition and jurisdiction of the House Committees. Retirement bills will be referred to the Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee.

Meet the Committee

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PENSION OVERSIGHT

Introducing the

Senate Committee

On the Senate side, the Senate Committee on State Affairs generally holds hearings on bills that affect public pension plans (such as TCDRS).  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed the committee members for the 87th session, naming Sen. Bryan Hughes as chair and Sen. Brian Birdwell as vice-chair.

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LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY

TCDRS Speaks to House Committee

On Wed., March 10, the House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee met for organizational purposes and to hear invited testimony from statewide retirement systems. TCDRS Executive Director Amy Bishop provided an overview of the TCDRS plan.

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Previous Legislation

Know the Facts

Explore summaries of legislation that impacts TCDRS. Copies of bills, as well as tracking information, may be found on the Texas Legislature’s website. You can use the “Search Legislation” tool to find specific bills by keyword or bill number.

The Pension Review Board

Overseeing Texas’
Public Retirement
Systems