There are several opportunities to become familiar with and more engaged in the government relations realm of the association.
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.
Committees 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.
Contribute to TAB’s Political Action Committee today and become a recognized HOMEPAC Key holder.
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 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.
Read previous editions in the Members-Only portal.
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.
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 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:
Tax Task Force members review changes to property taxes, franchise taxes, public school finance, and certain occupational taxes.
Information for task force members:
The members of the "POA" Task Force studies POA regulations, specifically any that are implemented during the development phase.
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.
Rally Day Videos:
2017 TAB Rally Day
TAB Grassroots Advocacy
TAB Come to Rally Day 2017
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.
Rally Day is FREE to attend.
Capitol Visitors Parking Garage located at 1202 San Jacinto, between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets, at 12th and 13th Streets.
|Rally Day Registration||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||TAB Office Grounds|
|Rally Remarks||10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.||Steps of State Capitol|
|Visits with Legislators||11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||State Capitol|
|Legislative Reception||4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.||The Driskill Hotel|