Under § 79.035 of the Government Code, TIDC proposes legislative changes to improve Texas public defense. In the summer of each even-numbered year, TIDC convenes a Legislative Work Group, comprising a broad group of stakeholders. The group considers draft bills and may recommend bills for consideration by TIDC's Policies and Standards Committee and, ultimately, by all members of the Commission. Below, you can read proposed bills adopted by TIDC.
Following its Legislative Policy, TIDC has adopted the following proposed bills: