September 2017

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Legislative Recaps of the 85th Regular Session

September 11, 2017


The Texas Legislature's 85th Regular Session ended on May 29th, 2017, and the Legislature's First Called Special Session ended on August 15th, 2017. Over 1,200 bills were passed by the Legislature and either signed into law by Governor Abbott or passed into law without the governor's signature. Because so many bills were passed, it can be difficult for the public to sift through each new law. To help, we have put together a list of various legislative recaps of the 85th session. These are summa…

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Disaster Relief

September 25, 2017


As Texans begin to recover from Hurricane Harvey, there are various types of legal problems that they may encounter. The State Law Library has created a Disaster Relief research guide to help assist Texans in navigating some of those issues. Our disaster relief guide includes: Contact information for organizations providing legal clinics and hotlines for victims of Hurricane Harvey Instructions on how to apply for FEMA Assistance Tips on how to avoid disaster fraud and other common scams Answer…

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