TASB Legislative Advisory Council

The Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) is responsible for melding the regional advocacy priorities developed during the TASB Grassroots Meetings into one list of statewide advocacy priorities to be included in the TASB Advocacy Agenda.

The LAC meets twice in the spring of even-numbered years to draft its statewide priorities and elect four members to serve on the TASB Board's Legislative Committee.

After a regular session of the Texas Legislature, TASB’s bylaws require that the LAC meet to review legislative action on TASB’s Advocacy Agenda Priorities. The LAC may offer changes to or repeal priorities adopted the preceding year by the annual Delegate Assembly or offer a new priority.  Any changes the LAC makes to TASB’s Advocacy Agenda will be submitted to TASB’s Legislative Committee prior to TASB’s summer board meeting.

Please note that costs associated with attending the LAC meetings will be borne by a trustee's school district and not TASB.

In 2016, the LAC will hold the following two meetings:
LAC I: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at a time yet to be determined at the Austin Marriot South, 4415 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78744.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Purpose: Review the regional legislative priorities identified at the grassroots meetings and develop a list of statewide legislative priorities to recommend to the TASB Legislative Committee.
LAC II: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at a time yet to be determined at the San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205. 
Purpose: Refine the statewide list of legislative priorities to recommend to the TASB Legislative Committee; elect four LAC representatives to serve on the TASB Legislative Committee for a term of two years.

Please email or call Philip Cheatham at 800-580-4885 to RSVP for the meeting.

For more information regarding the LAC, you may contact Dax Gonzalez in TASB Governmental Relations at 800.580.4885.