First Summary of Bills in the 2017 Texas Legislature Affecting Nonprofit Organizations

Bill filing deadline has passed on the "60th day" of session: A first snapshot of the variety of issues before the 2017 Texas Legislature is now available.  The 60th day has passed, which is the last day for senators and representatives to file … [Continue reading]

Observing Texas lobbying and campaign regulations

State associations and activist nonprofit organizations must be familiar with the Texas regulatory environment governing lobbying, campaign or election activities during this lively election year and the coming 85th Texas legislative session in … [Continue reading]

New “Form 1295” contract reporting law includes nonprofit vendors or grantees

Many nonprofits may encounter a new compliance requirement that doesn’t make a lot of sense. The 2015 Texas legislative session saw a lot of activity regarding the contracting and procurement procedures of state and local government agencies. One … [Continue reading]

UT School of Law, January 2016 Conference Presentation

Click to review my outline presentation. • “Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update” 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, for The University of Texas School of Law/Conference of Southwest Foundations, January 14-15, 2016, Austin, Texas. … [Continue reading]