July 7, 2021

In This Issue:

  • TDI Issues Call for Agent Statistical Data; Releases Underwriter Experience Report for 2014-2018
  • Special Session Gets Underway July 8
  • Longtime TLTA Legislative Counsel Allen Place Named Lawyer of the Year

TDI Issues Call for Agent Statistical Data; Releases Underwriter Experience Report for 2014-2018

TDI | July 2, 2021
The Texas Department of Insurance sent its call for Agent Statistical Data on July 2 to each agency in Texas in accordance with Texas Insurance Code §2703.153, which requires each title insurance company and title insurance agent engaged in the business of title insurance in Texas to annually submit certain data to TDI. TDI uses this data to set title insurance premium rates.
 
Please note that this call is for data collected during calendar year 2019. You must respond to this data call using the provided instructions and forms no later than Aug. 13, 2021.
 
If you are unable to download the forms or have any questions concerning this data call, please contact TDI's Property and Casualty - Actuarial by phone at 512.676.6687 or by email at PCDataCallTitle@tdi.texas.gov.
 
The TLTA education department is preparing a webinar to help guide you as you complete TDI's mandatory data report. Mark your calendars for On-Time and Error Free TDI Experience Reporting tentatively scheduled for July 29. Details to follow.
 
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ICYMI: TDI has also released the Underwriter Experience Report for 2014-2018
 
Download the Title Underwriter Experience Report for 2014-2018 »
 

Special Session Gets Underway July 8

Gov. Greg Abbott's Press Office | July 7, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation that identifies eleven agenda items for the Special Session that begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8. 

"The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success for the people of Texas, but we have unfinished business to ensure that Texas remains the most exceptional state in America,” said Governor Abbott. "Two of my emergency items, along with other important legislation, did not make it to my desk during the regular session, and we have a responsibility to finish the job on behalf of all Texans. These Special Session priority items put the people of Texas first and will keep the Lone Star State on a path to prosperity. I look forward to working with my partners in the Legislature to pass this legislation as we build a brighter future for all who call Texas home."
 
Special Session agenda items will include:
  • Bail Reform
  • Election Integrity
  • Social Media Censorship
  • Article X Funding
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Youth Sports
  • Abortion-Inducing Drugs
  • Thirteenth Check
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Appropriations
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TLTA Editor's Note: TLTA's legislative team will continue to monitor the developing special session and alert you if the call is expanded to include any issues relevant to our industry. It is expected that the Texas Legislature will have at least two special sessions this year.
 

Longtime TLTA Legislative Counsel Allen Place Named Lawyer of the Year

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | June 21, 2021

Longtime TLTA legislative counsel Allen D. Place, Jr. of Gatesville was recently named Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. In addition to serving as TLTA’s lobbyist since 2000, Allen serves as legislative counsel for TCDLA. 

TCDLA is a statewide professional membership organization of more than 3,400 members founded in 1971. For over 50 years it has provided resources and training for criminal defense lawyers across Texas. The Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award honors an individual attorney who has provided outstanding legal representation. The award is named after Percy Foreman, renowned criminal defense lawyer and TCDLA Charter Member who served almost 60 years as an attorney.

"This is wonderful and well-deserved recognition for a man of the utmost integrity and professionalism, not to mention just the nicest guy on the planet," said TLTA Executive Vice President and CEO Leslie Midgley. "TLTA is lucky to have him on our team and as part of our family."
 
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