Legislative & Regulatory

Texas Association of Builders (TAB) professional government relations staff work year-round to advocate legislative reforms that benefit our industry. Our experienced lobbyists monitor bills and legislative hearings that affect the building industry and work to amend or defeat measures that would adversely impact the industry.

The government relations program is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and legislative successes. Legislation endorsed by the association has been passed which resulted in significant savings to the home building industry and in turn, to the home buying public. The association has routinely defeated a long list of bills potentialy harmful to the industry. Learn more about TAB's advocacy efforts.

TAB Members, log in to the Members Only portion of this website for additional TAB legislative and regulatory news.


Regulatory Information

The TAB staff works closely with elected state officials and regulatory agencies in the development and adoption of regulations, codes and standards for housing with the goal of creating safe, quality and common sense construction standards.


Get Certified for Lead-Safe Work Practices. Find out how, from the US EPA.

♦  Renovate Right brochure http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovaterightbrochure.pdf  
♦  Small Entity Compliance booklet http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf        
♦  Building Manager trifold http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/bldg-mgr-brochure.pdf            
♦  RRP firm certification application form http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/firmapp.pdf                                            
♦  Locator to find accredited training providers http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm                        


OSHA Animated Educational Videos:
Potential hazards on residential and other construction job sites are reviewed in 12 educational animated videos recently released by OSHA. Most of the videos are two to four minutes in length, and they are available in both English and Spanish.

OSHA Residential Fall Protection Information:
♦  OSHA Roof Repair Factsheet
♦  OSHA Installing Roof Trusses Factsheet
♦  OSHA Installing Tile Roofs Factsheet
♦  Fall Protection Update - NAHB Fall BOD
♦  OSHA Residential Fall Protection Program Update
♦  OSHA Guidance Document
♦  OSHA Multi-Employer Worksite Policy
♦  OSHA Website