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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Irving Legislative Insider Pulls Back Curtain on State Legislation Impacting the Community


Over the years, the Texas Legislature has increased efforts to diminish local control by limiting the city’s ability to make decisions in the best interest of the community. The city-state relationship has changed drastically with state-level legislation ...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: June 19, 2023

Regular Legislative Session Ends With Some New Requirements for Cities

The Texas Legislative session ended May 29 with some new requirements set for local governments but also saw a few of the most negative bills fail in the final days.

Senate Bill 1787/House Bill 3921

This legislation would strip a city of its ability to enfo...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Legislature Close to Enacting Laws that Restrict City Authority

The Texas Legislature will vote in the next few days on legislation that would restrict the city’s ability to enforce zoning and development rules, including what can be built in residential areas.

House Bill 3921/Senate Bill 1787

These bills woul...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Legislation Affecting Residential Zoning Passes from Committee

House Bill (HB) 3921, which would strip a city of its ability to enforce existing regulations regarding lot sizes and setbacks on small lots in residential zoning districts, was voted out of the House Land and Resource Management Committee last week. If e...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Mayors Weigh In on HB 2127, Voice Concerns Over Local Control

HB 2127, also known as the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act, is being considered today in Austin. Read Mayor Rick Stopfer’s co-authored article in the Dallas Morning News to learn more about how this bill may impact municipalities in Texas.

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Texas Legislature Considers Bills to Limit City's Authority on Residential Property


Committees in the House and Senate of the Texas Legislature are considering legislation this week that would:

  • Allow multiple residential units on property
  • Reduce lot sizes and setbacks
  • Allow single-family homes to be used as an amenity for rent in residentia...
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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: November 21, 2022

City of Irving Legislative Program Adopted by City Council


One of the City of Irving’s main goals going into the upcoming legislative session is seeking an increase in the homestead exemption that the city can offer to residential households. The current exemption is at the maximum 20 percent of apprais...

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Additional Info... Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Recap of 87th Texas Legislative Session

Recap v2

The City of Irving is preparing for the 88th Legislative Session, which officially begins Jan. 10. Filing bills can begin Nov. 14, and many entities and legislators are already drafting legislation. This is a short recap of the issues the City of Irving h...

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Irving Legislative Insider