In this occasional post, we feature topics receiving widespread media coverage, tips for finding bills filed during the 86th legislative session, and related resources.
Proposed legislation that would make changes to the Teacher Retirement System can be found under "Retirement Systems--Teachers (I0726)."
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: 800-880-1650
The Legislative Reference Library is unable to interpret, give legal advice, or calculate how legislation may affect individual retirement accounts.
Legislation related to teacher salaries can be found using a search of a combination of subjects:
To search these two subjects together, use the Texas Legislature Online Bill Search and click on "Select subject criteria."
When you type in the "Search" box, the alphabetical list will automatically scroll. Select the two subjects from the list and click on the right arrow button to move them into the "Selected:" pane.
After clicking "OK," you will return to the search screen. Make sure the "And" radio button is selected. Click the "Search" box located at the far top right of the screen to generate a list of bills related to teacher pay.
The list generated will have links to the bills and an option to export the results to PDF format.