Brazos County Commissioners Hear About New State Law Affecting Counties – WTAW

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Image of the Brazos County Commission legislative review presentation, June 22, 2021.

Brazos County has a county employee who oversaw this year’s regular session of the state legislature.

Kimberly Roach, who reports to the county judge, presented a report at the county committee meeting on Tuesday.

Click HERE to read and download the presentation materials at the Brazos County Commission meeting on June 22, 2021.

His summary included the following laws which were either signed by the governor or allowed to come into force without his signature:

HB 5: high speed

HB 525: Religious organizations seen as essential businesses

HB 1071: therapy dogs in courtrooms

HB 1082: blocking of personal information of local elected officials

HB 1698: Brazos County referendum for voters to decide whether vehicle registration fees will be increased to fund the county regional mobility authority

HB 4293: SMS reminding defendants of their appearance in court

SB 3: prepare for and respond to power outages

SB 58: future cloud computing purchases

SB 186: Future courthouse renovations and restorations require voter approval

SB 230: County Commissioner required classes

SB 598: have voting machines that provide a paper trail of voters’ choices

Click below for comments from Kimberly Roach during the Brazos County Commission meeting on June 22, 2021.

Listen to “Brazos County Commissioners Hear Review of New State Laws Affecting Counties” on Spreaker.


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