The TEA Governmental Relations team manages the agency’s communications and interactions with the Texas Legislature, the Office of the Governor, elected officials, other state agencies, and stakeholder groups. Our office handles all legislative inquiries, monitors legislative hearings as well as prepares TEA staff to provide testimony when requested. Additionally, Governmental Relations tracks and analyses all education related legislation from bill introduction through implementation.
Program and Budget Rider One Pagers
Legislative Required Reports
The Texas Education Agency is required to provide reports on a variety of topics to the Texas Legislature. Reports to the 88th Legislature can be found at the Legislative Reports page. Previous reports to prior Legislative Sessions may be obtained through our Legislative Report Archive.
Legislative Session Briefing Book
After each Legislative Session, the Texas Education Agency produces a briefing book that describes new legislation that impacts public education. This briefing book is intended to be a high-level overview, and it is recommend researching the actual bill for specific language.
- 87th-Briefing Book (PDF 5.2 MB)
- 86th Briefing Book (PDF 3537KB)
- 85th Briefing Book (PDF 886KB)
- 84th Briefing Book (PDF 1036KB)
House Bill 3
House Bill 3 is a sweeping and historic school finance bill that was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed by Gov. Gregg Abbott. To read more about the bill visit our House Bill 3 page.
School Finance Reports and Data
- General Information on state funding can be found here.
- Information on state funding reports and data can be found here.
- Information on specific school system financial data can be found here.
- Information on the Texas Commission on Public School Finance can be found here.
The 86th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 and House Bill 3906, which requires the formation of five advisory committees to support public education
Please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any legislative inquiries.
Agency: (512) 463-9734
Governmental Relations: (512) 463-9682
1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Hunter Thompson, Director
Sarah Harrington, Deputy Director
Jack Reed, Specialist
Nicole Wren, Specialist