The Texas Legislature meets every two years and considers
and passes legislation that impacts Killeen.
The 85th Legislative Session is January 10 through May 29.
The City of Killeen has engaged Schlueter Group to provide
consulting and lobbying services since 2002.
A formal legislative agenda has not been adopted since 2006;
guidance has been given on a per issue basis.
More than 6,000 bills were filed in the 84th Session; hundreds
have already been filed prior to the start of the 85th Session.
Establish a formal list of principles for the City of Killeen to
guide its efforts in the 85th Texas Legislative Session
Provide guidance and expectations to Schlueter Group
Provide a framework for staff in working with Schlueter Group,
legislators and other lobbyists
Provide positions of support or opposition to legislation that
affects our community
Support Legislation that:
Provides benefit to
Provides local relief for
funding for local projects
Provides funding for local
park, trail or public
Is beneficial to TAMUCT,
CTC or KISD
Oppose Legislation that:
Removes or limits local
control or preempts local
Is detrimental to current
or future City revenue
Erodes zoning authority
Is detrimental to local
PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE PRINCIPLES