Texas Legislature

TLTA advocates on behalf of the title industry at the Texas Legislature and actively proposes legislation, engages legislators and monitors proposed legislation and defends against legislation that could negatively impact the industry. The TLTA Legislative Committee meets regularly to formulate potential legislation, to discuss bills and make recommendations to the Board on any legislation that might have an impact on our members’ business interests.

TLTA Legislative Priorities - 87th Legislative Session

TLTA has two items on our legislative agenda this session:
  • Quitclaim – Limitations period for quitclaim to not affect good faith status of subsequent transferee – SB 885 by Hughes/HB 3320 by Landgraf, Learn more PASSED
  • Homestead Certainty – Clarify process for affidavit as a release of homestead property – SB 1594 by Buckingham/HB 3115 by Shine, Learn more PASSED

Follow Legislation

TLTA closely tracks several hundred bills over the course of the legislative session. The TLTA Legislative Committee reviews all tracked bills and provides feedback on how these bills could potentially affect the title insurance industry. See TLTA's 2021 Bills of Interest

You too can follow legislation which you are particularly concerned about. The Texas Legislature Online contains the full searchable text of Texas laws, bills and Constitution. It also includes a schedule of events at the Capitol building, links to the House and Senate calendars and other news and information about the Texas Legislature. If you feel a bill is of particular importance and want to make sure TLTA is on top of it please email Aaron Day at aaron@tlta.com.

Past Legislative Session Information

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Find Your Legislators

Find out who represents you here.

Get Involved

Educate your local policymakers about the title insurance industry using TLTA’s Texas Title Insurance Works Toolbox.

If you have a personal connection to a legislator and are interested in connecting with your local legislator as part of our Local Legislative Liaison network, please let us know by contacting Brandon Custer at 512.472.6593. We may call on you to help us advocate for key legislation that affects the title insurance industry. 
The Texas Land Title Association’s political action committee, TLTAPAC, is an essential part of the advocacy program at TLTA. The voluntary, non-partisan organization is exclusively dedicated to promoting the Texas land title insurance industry to members of the Texas Legislature and other elected officials.

Day at the Capitol

TLTA’s Day at the Capitol is a biennial event for every title professional. It is an excellent opportunity for you to speak directly with your legislators about the issues that impact our title industry and ultimately your bottom line.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic and restrictions at the Capitol, we will not be hosting a 2021 Day at the Capitol. We are instead working with our Local Legislative Liaisons to connect with our elected officials individually through virtual opportunities. If you are interested in connecting with your local legislator, please let us know by contacting Brandon Custer at 512.472.6593.

Key Committees

Texas House of Representatives
Texas Senate