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RECA at the Texas Legislature

In addition to work at the local and regional level, RECA works to advance our members’ interests at the Texas Capitol during the biennial legislative session. We work with members across both political parties and across the state to ensure that our members voices are heard and that improvements to processes and procedures can happen to make Texas the most commercial real estate-friendly state it can be.

For questions about RECA at the legislature, please contact Geoffrey Tahuahua, RECA VP of Policy and Government Affairs.

87th Legislature (2021)

At the 87th legislative session (2021), RECA followed several hundred bills that would have had an impact on commercial real estate and property rights in Texas. The RECA priority this legislative session were HB 1474 and HB 1475, both of which passed by overwhelming margins.

The feed below shows the bills that RECA followed that passed during the regular session. It updates automatically as the bills are signed by the Governor and take effect. A bill’s place on this list does not indicate RECA’s position on the bill. For question about the 87th legislative session, please contact Geoffrey Tahuahua.





86th Legislature (2019)

At the 86th legislative session (2019), RECA was instrumental in the passage of HB 2496 and HB 2497. HB 2496 ensured that property owners whose property was being zoned as historic against their would need to get a supermajority of the historic commission’s vote in order to be designated as historic. HB 2497 improved clarity for individuals who brought their property to the Board of Adjustment for an appeal by limiting who can file an appeal to those who have a vested interest in the property.