Government Affairs

The Texas Association of Builders’ professional government relations staff work year-round to advocate for legislative reforms that benefit our industry. TAB’s experienced lobbyists monitor bills, legislative and regulatory agency hearings that affect the building industry and work to amend or defeat measures that would adversely impact the industry.

TAB’s government affairs program is nationally recognized for its innovation and legislative successes. The effective efforts of TAB’s government relations team has resulted in the defeat of bills that would potentially harm our industry, and add significant costs to the home building industry and, in turn, to the home buying public.

The home building industry is among the most regulated industries in the country. In Texas, several regulatory agencies govern the practice of construction including: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas State Board of Pluming Examiners.

TAB staff continuously monitors regulatory changes and new rule postings. When changes are proposed, TAB staff and members participate in the process by providing comments and testimony in an effort to keep the home building industry free from excessive regulation and fees.