With nearly 12,000 bills introduced and more than 3,600 passed, the 88th Texas Legislature was one of the busiest in state history. TREC’s advocacy efforts, combined with our peers within Real Estate Councils of Texas (RECsTX) and other partners throughout the state, helped deliver some big wins for the commercial real estate industry during the session.
As our public policy team, led by TREC Political Action Committee Chair Scott Rohrman (42 Real Estate) and Public Policy Committee Chair Michael Blackwell (Mill Creek Residential), navigates the first of what is shaping up to be several Special Legislative Sessions, we will continue to advocate for the commercial real estate industry’s best interests.
Here is a breakdown of a few of the more impactful bills we monitored during 88th Texas Legislature:
These results would not be possible without TREC’s ongoing public policy work and PAC involvement. Our work on this year’s session began in September of 2022, when TREC PAC members began meeting with legislators and candidates seeking local and state office in November’s elections. In February 2023, TREC members joined RECsTX in Austin for Lobby Days and met with legislators to advocate for the commercial real estate industry. We continued this engagement throughout the regular session, and our members worked tirelessly to review bills and support our public policy efforts.
If you have any questions about this year’s Legislative Session, or to become involved in TREC’s Public Policy efforts, please contact Travis Reynolds, at email@example.com.