Speaker Walter Graham will convene the 15th TSHL Orientation Session, July 14-18, 2013, to elect officers, appoint committees and conduct training for the newly elected members. Speaker Graham is TSHL longest serving Speaker, serving from 2008-2013.
The Secretary of State will administer the oath of office to the members as the first order of business at the Texas State Capitol.
TSHL Officers to be elected include: Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, Deputy Speaker Pro Tem, Secretary and Comptroller. Speaker Walter Graham and Secretary Pat Porter have served two terms, Walter Graham 2008-2013 the limit for officers and committee chairs.
The 15th TSHL members are asked to file Forms 201, 202, & 203 with TSHL Secretary by June 10.
Candidates planning to run for TSHL office must file Form 204 with TSHL Secretary no later than June 28. Administrative chairs are appointed by the new Speaker with concurrence of the four other officers. Legislative Issue Committee chairs are elected by each committee during the TSHL Orientation Session.
You are invited to submit your concerns about aging issues or questions about TSHL. Questions will be answered by
a TSHL member.