Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • List key facts about the 86th legislative session.

  • Explain the importance of House Bill 1090.

  • Discuss bills passed in the 86th legislative session.

  • Describe laws relevant to crimes against persons.

  • Explain pending changes to the Texas driver license.

  • Relate new gun laws in Texas.

  • Describe special recognitions passed in the 86th legislative session.

  • Discuss the highways renamed on behalf of fallen officers.

  • Relate the details regarding the 87th legislative session.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Important Course Information

    • Online Course Acknowledgement

    • Expectations for Online Students

    • Learning Objectives

    • Lesson Plan

    • Chaffin Bio

    • Legislative Update Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs, vetoes bills from 2019 session KVUE

    • Video Transcript: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs, vetoes bills from 2019 session KVUE

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    House Bill 1090

    • House Bill 1090

    • Video Transcript: Govenor Abbott Signs Bill Recognizing 9-1-1 Dispatchers First Responders

    • Gov. Abbott Signs Bill Recognizing 9-1-1 Dispatchers as First Responders

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    House Bills

    • House Bills

    • Video Transcript: Stricter Penalites Coming for Porch Pirates

    • Stricter penalties coming for 'porch pirates' in Texas

    • Video Transcript: CAMO Alert

    • Camo Alert

    • Texas teen's death sparks launch of CLEAR Alerts KVUE

    • Texas teen's death sparks launch of CLEAR Alerts KVUE

    • Video Transcript: New Texas Hemp and CBD Law Could Snuff out Marijuana Prosecutions

    • New Texas hemp and CBD law could snuff out marijuana prosecutions

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Senate Bills

    • Senate Bills

    • Video Transcript New State Law Could Mean More Dog Friendly Patios Around Town

    • New state law could mean more dog-friendly patios around town

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 6

    Crimes Against Persons

    • Crimes Against Persons

    • Video Transcript: Governor gives Lauren's Law his Signature Changing Texas Capital Murder Charges

    • Video Transcript: Governor gives 'Lauren's Law' his Signature, Changing Texas Capital Murder Charges

    • Video Transcript: Anti-Hazing bill signed into law by Gov Abbott

    • Anti-hazing bill signed into law by Gov. Abbott

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    Driver License Changes

    • Driver License Changes

    • Video Transcript: Driver License Office Wait Times Could Change under New Texas Law

    • Driver license office wait times could change under new Texas law Q&A

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 8

    Weapons

    • Weapons

    • Video Transcript: Texas Gun Laws Loosen in September

    • Texas gun laws loosen in September

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 9

    New License Plates

    • License Plates

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 10

    Special Recognition

    • Special Recognition

    • Embrace the Gulf Campaign

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 11

    In Memory Of

    • In Memory Of

    • Knowldge Checkpoint

  • 12

    Failed Legislation

    • Failed Legislation.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Governor Abbott Vetoes

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes 51 bills this session KVUE

  • 13

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 14

    Final Exam

    • 2019 Legislative Update Final Exam

  • 15

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation, Required for TCOLE