First Look at Bills of Interest in the 2019 Texas Legislature

An interesting mix of bills and proposals that affect nonprofit organizations and state associations is available now that the “60th day” filing deadline has passed. View and print my first legislative summary here. Your comments and suggested additions to the list are always welcome. Check back for other updates.

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Nonprofits Receiving Public Funds Should Be Concerned About Senate Bill 943

S.B. 943, filed February 21 as the “Contracting Transparency” bill (companion bill is H.B. 2189 by Rep. Capriglione), should be reviewed closely by all nonprofit organizations, contractors and grantees that receive public funds in any form—via … [Continue reading]

2019 Texas Legislature Preview for Associations and Nonprofits

The 86th Texas Legislature began its 140-day regular session on January 8. The race is on to monitor and react to those bills among the more than 6,000 to be filed that affect state associations, community-based nonprofits, foundations and groups … [Continue reading]

The Importance of State Associations in Texas

State associations of all varieties play an important role in public life in modern America. Almost everyone is directly or indirectly a member of one, whether it is a statewide professional organization, an organized sports league, parent-teacher … [Continue reading]

Commentary on 2017 Texas Legislative Activity Affecting Nonprofits and State Associations

My August 24 presentation at the 15th Annual State Bar Governance of Nonprofit Organizations course is available here. I received a positive response from those attending and welcome your comments or questions regarding the paper. The 85th … [Continue reading]