HB 2120 Passes Senate

Now Awaits Governor’s Decision

HB 2120 passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, May 24. The bill, which would allow the designated higher education retiree position on the TRS Board of Trustees to be open to any member of TRS, now goes to the Governor for his signature or veto.

HB 2120 would allow public education retirees as well as active members of TRS the possibility of greater representation on the TRS Board of Trustees. Currently, the TRS Board consists of one higher education retiree, one public education retiree, two active members and two representatives from the Texas State Board of Education. TRTA believes the passage of this bill would stimulate more interest among retirees to pursue board positions and encourage their involvement in decision-making at TRS.

TRTA members are grateful to Representative Doug Miller (R, New Braunfels) for authoring the bill and to Senator Robert Duncan (R, Lubbock) for his support in passing HB 2120 in the Senate.

Much gratitude also goes to all of you for contacting your legislators and encouraging them to vote yes on HB 2120 this session. Thank you for your support and hard work!