House Speaker Releases Interim Charges

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has released his charges for the House Interim Committees. To view the full list of charges, please click here.

The following are charges that we expect to be most relevant to TACT.

TACT Names Representative Craig Eiland as Legislator of the Year

The TACT Board is pleased to name State Representative Craig Eiland (D-Galveston) as TACT’s Legislator of the Year for his leadership during the 81st Legislative Session. Rep. Eiland has been invited to accept this honor at the TACT Fall Conference October 23 and 24 in Austin and has been asked to provide the keynote address on Friday evening. 

Senate Finance Discusses Systems Structure

The Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee met yesterday to take testimony on its Interim Charge #1, which includes the structure of higher education.

Elect Your Board Members

 At its February 20 meeting, the TACT State Board endorsed the slate of officers recommended by the Nominating Committee as they are named below.  All offices are for two-year terms beginning June 1.  A write in opportunity is also available.  Please submit your ballot by return email, fax or mail to the State Office for tabulation by April 30.  Your identity will be known

TACT Registered in Support of Senate Bill 65

TACT registered in support yesterday of Senate Bill 65 by Senator Judith Zaffirini (D – Laredo) at the Committee on Higher Education, which she chairs.  The bill would provide additional leave for a faculty member physically assaulted during his performance of regular duties without that leave being deducted from his accrued leave.  The duration of that additional leave is equal to that “necessary for the employee to recuperate from any physical injury that results from the assault.”

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