Bills in the News
In this occasional post, we feature topics receiving widespread media coverage, tips for finding bills filed during the 83rd legislative session, and related resources.
 
Bills in the News: Teacher Retirement
Proposed legislation that would make changes to the Teacher Retirement System can be found under "Retirement Systems--Teachers (I0726)." As legislative deadlines approach, the focus has been on HB1884 and SB1458. SB1458 is scheduled to be heard on the House floor on Friday, May 17.
 
The Texas Classroom Teachers Association and the Texas Retired Teachers Association have resources available online about how pending legislation would affect the Teacher Retirement System. Both organizations have toll-free numbers:
  • Texas Classroom Teachers Association: 888-879-8282
  • Texas Retired Teachers Association: 888-674-3788
Texas Classroom Teachers Association gives a brief update, and a more extensive summary of SB1458. Texas Retired Teachers Association provides a legislative update, focused on SB1458.
 
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