If you want to testify on a particular Bill in Texas, you can start your registration process early. (For more help on putting your testimony together, click here.)
You can schedule an appointment to talk to any House Representative (click to see all) and Senator (click to see all) at any time. However, if you want to influence them on what Bills they support, sponsor, or co-sponsor then you will want to do this before March 10, 2017 – deadline for filing bills.
IMPORTANT : You can save time when you arrive at the Texas Capitol to register by creating your public profile in advance and be prepared by knowing:
- The correct bill number. (Find your Bill number here.) (The current proposed equal parenting bill is HB 453 sponsored by James White (text of HB 453).) (If you want to know if there are more bills regarding Equal parenting, click here and use the key words “equal parenting” to run your search.)
- In which committee hearing the bill is being heard. (Find the House committee hearings here and find the Senate committee hearings here.)
- The time and location of the hearing (View upcoming meetings)
Then register at the Kiosk or your personal IPad once you arrive at the Capitol building in Austin, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701. Here is a guide to the Austin Capitol with a building directory, guide, and brochure.
View a video on how to use House Witness Registration.
For more information go to the Texas Legislature Registration page here.
If you want to know who represents you, go to this page, Who Represents Me?