Get Involved

There are several opportunities to become familiar with and more engaged in the government relations realm of the association.

Committee & Task Force

During the TAB board meetings, several committees meet to discuss matters important to the association and industry. Task forces meet throughout the year primarily through conference calls and electronic communication. 

Cmmittees are opened for any TAB member to attend and participate in, such as Codes & Standards, Multifamily Council, and Attorney Council.  Voting members of the TAB Government Relations Committee and HOMEPAC Trustees are elected by their Area Caucuses.

The Government Relations Committee currently has task forces that are charged with studying specific policy issues.  The current task forces are focused on water infrastructure, workers misclassification, tax policy and school finance, and property owners associations. 

To get involved with a committee or to become active on a task force, please contact the TAB office

HOMEPAC

Contribute to TAB’s Political Action Committee today and become a recognized HOMEPAC Key holder. 

News & Updates

Read TABloid and TAB News Briefs for important issues surrounding the building industry.

TABloid is a monthly e-newsletter outlining legislative, regulatory and building news. TAB News Briefs is a twice weekly e-newsletter containing national, state and local news articles relating to the building industry.

Legislative Line E-Newsletter

Legislative Line is a bi-weekly electronic newsletter that is published during Texas Legislative Sessions. This e-newsletter provides timely updates on legislative bills, committee hearings and builder-related policy issues.

Sign up for Legislative Line in the TAB Advocacy Center.

Read previous editions in the Members-Only portal. 

 

Rally Day at the Capitol

TAB’s Rally Day is an advocacy event hosted at the Texas State Capitol every odd-numbered year. Rally Day is a valuable opportunity for association members to visit Austin, Texas and to talk with their local legislators and key policy staff face-to-face.

Click here to view photos from the 2013 and 2015 Rally day events. The next Rally Day event will take place in February 22, 2017. Click Rally Day for additional information.



The TAB Government Relations Committee will create special interest task forcess to study certain industry-related topics.

The following task force committees are currently active:

Water Task Force

Water Task Force members study topics relating to groundwater conservation districts, the implementation of the State Water Implementation Fund (SWIFT), and other regional water planning topics. 

Information for task force members: 

  • TAB is an active and involved partner of a statewide educational tour designed to inform  Texans about the State Water Plan. Learn more on the H2O4Texas Statewide Tour Website.

Tax Task Force

Tax Task Force members review changes to property taxes, franchise taxes, public school finance, and certain occupational taxes. 

Information for task force members: 

  • Texas School Finance Lawsuit Information
  • Newly formed Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief. Hearings began December 7, 2015. 

Property Owners Association Task Force

The members of the "POA" Task Force studies POA regulations, specifically any that are implemented during the development phase. 

 

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TAB’s Rally Day is an advocacy event hosted at the Texas State Capitol. Rally Day is a valuable opportunity for association members to visit Austin, Texas and to talk with their local legislators and key policy staff face-to-face. TAB will provide briefing materials on legislative issues and pending legislation that is important to the Texas residential construction, remodeling and development industry.

The day’s events include a Welcome Ceremony with a keynote speaker, scheduled meetings with your local legislators and a Legislative Reception at the historic Driskill Hotel. Rally Day is conducted every other year when the Texas Legislature is in session. This event won’t take place again until 2019, so register today with your local HBA.

Download Rally Day Brochure & Insert

 

When?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Feb., 22, 2017.  

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Rally Day Videos:
2017 TAB Rally Day
TAB Grassroots Advocacy
TAB Come to Rally Day 2017
Scott Norman Invites You to Rally Day
Joe Carlyle Invites You to Rally Day

Why Attend Rally Day?   

Your attendance is important. By attending Rally Day, you serve as the strongest representation of the Texas residential construction, remodeling and development industry.
►  Meet with your elected officials and their leading policy staff

►  Be the face of the Texas home building industry
►  Share your knowledge of the industry in order to protect it
►  Learn about legislative policy proposals that may impact the industry
►  Collaborate and network with other industry leaders


Please contact your local home builders association for information on your HBA’s plans to attend future Rally Days.
    

 

 

How Much?

Rally Day is FREE to attend.


Parking

Capitol Visitors Parking Garage located at 1202 San Jacinto, between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets, at 12th and 13th Streets.


Schedule At A Glance

Event Registration opens at 9 a.m. inside the TAB office.
The Welcome Ceremony will commence at 10:30 a.m. on the Capitol south steps.
The Legislative Reception will be hosted at The Driskill Hotel from 4:30 – 7 p.m.

 

 

 

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