2015 Legislative Report
2013 Legislative Report
May 27, 2013 brought a close to the 83rd Regular Session and another successful legislative effort by Texas family lawyers. While it would be impossible to acknowledge and thank every individual that had a hand in our legislative success, it was a great team effort. The Section’s Legislative Committee, chaired by Jack Marr and Diana Friedman, began work in August 2011 and drafted 16 family law bills.
We owe a huge thank you to the legislators who sponsored these Section bills including Rep. Eddie Lucio III, Rep. Senfronia Thompson, Sen. Royce West, and Sen. Jose Rodriquez. When the legislative session began, the Bill Review Committee, led by Chris Wrampelmeier, reviewed and analyzed hundreds of filed bills. During each week of the regular session, members of the Texas Family Law Foundation, at their own expense, spent the week in Austin reviewing and amending bills, meeting with legislators and lobbying on behalf of Texas family law.
The Section is also thankful to Rep. Tryon Lewis, Chair of the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and Sen. Royce West, Chair of the Senate Jurisprudence Committee for working with the Foundation.
Last, but certainly not least, none of our success would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our lobbyist and friend, Steve Bresnen.
Our report of the 2013 legislative session is available for download to section members only.