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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Multiple Issues Selected for Legislative Special Session

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The City of Irving will be monitoring activity during the special session to quickly respond, if necessary, to any issues added to the session or if bills that are the subject of the session are amended in ways that affect cities.

There are two potential i...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

State of Texas 87th Legislature Adjourns, For Now

The Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday, May 31, with a guarantee of at least one special legislative session happening later this year. During the 87th session, legislators passed the state budget, the only bill that must pass, as well as preserved sta...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Update: House Bill 652 Passes Texas House, Moves to Texas Senate

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House Bill 652 passed the Texas House Monday, May 3, with an amendment. This legislation would require public-sector animal shelters to provide notices of disease in the shelter to individuals who adopt animals. The City of Irving has opposed thi...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Police Spending Bills Could Reduce Other City Services

The Texas Legislature is considering several bills introduced by several different senators and representatives requiring cities to maintain spending levels for their police departments regardless of local issues and a city’s needs. The proposed...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Update: Texas Legislation Could End Local Apartment Inspection Program

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The House Committee on Urban Affairs heard testimony March 31 on HB 754, which would reduce by 90 percent the revenue available to the City of Irving for its apartment inspection program.

Interested parties can watch the archived hearing video. The HB 754 ...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Update: House Bill 754 - Texas Legislation Could End Local Apartment Inspection Program

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The House Committee on Urban Affairs scheduled a hearing on HB 754 on Wednesday, March 31. The legislation, if approved, would force cities to reduce their inspection fees charged to multifamily complex owners. Irving collects the fees to fund its apartme...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Update: House Bill 749 - Legislation Proposed to Silence Community Input During Legislative Sessions

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The Texas House Committee on State Affairs has posted HB 749 - Relating to a prohibition on local government to hire outside consultants to communicate with the legislature – for a public hearing 8 a.m. Thursday, March 25 in Room E1.004 of the S...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Legislation Proposed to Silence Community Input During Legislative Sessions

Legislators in both chambers of the Texas Legislature have refiled bills from last session that would prohibit local governments and school districts from advocating for community interests, from hiring consultants to represent them when local officials a...

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Irving Legislative Insider
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Texas Legislation Could End Local Apartment Inspection Program

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Since the 1980s, the City of Irving has operated a program to inspect all apartment complexes in the city, regardless of age, to ensure the safety of residents, visitors, employees and neighbors of multifamily properties.

Code enforcement also inspects pro...

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