LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS RESOURCES
Welcome to the NCTTRAC Legislative Affairs Resources page. The 87th Texas State Legislative Session convened on January 12, 2021 and will adjourn on May 31, 2021. The legislators serving in this session took office following the 2020 elections. You must already be aware of the importance of ongoing funding for Texas EMS/Trauma Systems. Funding for the Texas Trauma System has historically been comprised of several different funds piecemealed together over the course of a decade. FY 2020 – 2021 DSHS Texas EMS/Trauma Systems Funding Streams
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Who Represents Me provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives. Click the button below to find your local representative by address or county.Who Represents Me?
A standing committee of a state legislature is a committee that exists on a more-or-less permanent basis, from legislative session to session, that considers and refines legislative bills that fall under the committee's subject matter.
At the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, there were 55 standing committees in Texas' state government, including one joint legislative committee, 18 state Senate committees, and 36 state House committees.
Joint committees have not been established for this legislature.
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The Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) is a non-profit organization providing many benefits to its member Regional Advisory Councils (RACs), including NCTTRAC. To learn more about TETAF and their services go to https://tetaf.org/. One benefit is that of an advocacy clearinghouse for information on the current Texas legislative session, helping to identify bills of interest to NCTTRAC members. One method of disseminating this information is through the TETAF Legislative Watch. Additional information about TETAFs advocacy efforts can be found at https://tetaf.org/advocacy/.