86th Texas Legislature Updates: April 9, 2019

The 86th Legislature House and Senate have been assigning bills to committees, holding public committee hearings, distributing reports on bills, and voting on legislation.

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling is a recycling organization whose mission is to advance recycling through partnerships, education, and advocacy for the benefit of Texas.This session, they are focused on two bills that, according the STAR, will create an end-use market plan for recyclables in Texas. The bills are as follows:

  • HB 286: Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.
  • SB 649: Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.

More information about STAR can be found athttps://www.recyclingstar.org/

The last day for House committees to report House Bills and House Joint Resolutions is May 6, 2019. The last day for Senate committees to report Senate and Senate Joint Resolutions is May 18, 2019.

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More information about the 86th Texas Legislative session can be found at capitol.texas.gov.

Read more about activities- including filed bills and committee assignments- of the legislature

Texas Parks & Wildlife seeks Outdoor Education Specialist

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is seeking an Outdoor Education Specialist for the Texas Outdoor Family program in the Outdoor Education and Outreach branch of the State Parks Division. Under the direction of the Outdoor Education Team Lead for Texas State Parks, this Outdoor Education Specialist will serve as lead instructor for overnight camping workshops, and outdoor skill program delivery to promote the use of State Parks to non-traditional visitors. For a full job description and application instructions, visit governmentjobs.com.

Galveston Bay Foundation seeks Water Policy and Outreach Specialist

The Galveston Bay Foundation is seeking a Water Policy and Outreach Specialist. The Specialist contributes to the GBF’s efforts in advocating for the most efficient use of existing water supplies in the Houston-Galveston area in order to ensure local water resources support a resilient and sustainable Galveston Bay. The position coordinates and executes multiple water conservation, freshwater inflows, and green infrastructure initiatives carried out in coordination with the Texas Living Waters Project, a collaborative effort among Galveston Bay Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, and the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter. Please visit galvbay.org for a full job description, including duties and qualifications. To apply, email cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, May 3, 2019. Please reference position title in subject line of email.