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Legislative Updates 2017

Join us this summer to learn about what changes from the 85th Regular Legislative Session will affect your precinct! Click here to download our catalog.


Legislative Updates

At our legislative update workshop, Justices of the Peace, Justice Court Clerks, Constables, Deputy Constables, and Constable Clerks will all have the opportunity to learn about new legislative changes. Currently at the Legislature, there are bills on indigency, courtroom security, training requirements, inquests, and mental health that will affect Constable and Justice of the Peace offices.

What courses are taught?

We offer courses covering the recently passed legislation from the 85th Legislative Session. One course will be for Justices of the Peace and Justice Court Clerks. The other course will be for Constables, Deputy Constables, and Constable Clerks.

When can I register? 

Legislative update registration opens March 8th! Register early to secure your spot. For the Granbury update, please click here to download a registration form. The Granbury Legislative Update is sponsored and directed by North Texas JPCA.

Where are the workshops located at?

We hold the Legislative Updates around the state. Please note that the first date listed is the travel day if you will be coming in the night before. The actual instruction day will be the second date listed.

Location Date Surcharge + tax Hotel Information

Eilan Hotel

18603 La Cantera Terrace

San Antonio, TX 78256

(210) 598-2900

July 16 - 17, 2017 $60.50 + 16.75% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

For hotel questions, contact Heather Hidalgo at hh07@txstate.edu.

Embassy Suites San Marcos

1001 E. McCarty Lane

San Marcos, TX

(512) 392-6450

July 23 - 24, 2017 $45.50 + 15% tax

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

For hotel questions, contact Jennifer Morales at jnm91@txstate.edu.

Holiday Inn Tyler-South Broadway

5701 South Broadway

Tyler, TX 75703

(903) 561-5800

July 31 - August 1, 2017 $47.00 + 15% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

For hotel questions, contact Jessica Foreman at jessforeman@txstate.edu.

Omni Corpus Christi

900 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi, TX 78401

(361) 887-1600

August 6 - 7, 2017 $53 + 15% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Complimentary airport shuttle

For hotel questions, contact Heather Hidalgo at hh07@txstate.edu.

South Shore Harbor Resort

2500 South Shore Blvd.

League City, TX 77573

(877) 794-9132

August 10 - 11, 2017

 

$62.50 + 13% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

For hotel questions, contact Jennifer Morales at jnm91@txstate.edu.

Overton Hotel

2322 Mac Davis Ln.

Lubbock, TX 79401

(806) 776-7000

August 17 - 18, 2017 $45.50 + 13% tax

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Complimentary airport shuttle.

For hotel questions, contact Jessica Foreman at jessforeman@txstate.edu.

Hilton Garden Inn Granbury

635 E. Pearl

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 579-3800

August 20 - 21, 2017

Town View: $85 + tax

Lake View: $102 + tax

This Legislative Update is being planned and sponsored by North Texas JPCA. For more information on this hotel and on how to register, click here to download the Granbury Registration Form.

How much does a Legislative Update cost?

The registration fee is $150, payable by check, money order, or purchase order, to Texas State University. Please send it to TJCTC at 1701 Directors Blvd. Suite 530, Austin, TX 78744.

In order to keep our seminars at capacity and give everyone enough time to request funds, we are requesting the registration fee one month prior to the event start date. Once you are registered for an event, an invoice with due dates will be available for you to download and print within your TJCTC profile.

You are on your own for all your travel expenses and if you opt for a single room, you will need to pay one half of the room rate per night. TJCTC will provide a catered breakfast and lunch on the day of instruction (the second date listed).

Please note that the Granbury seminar has it's own registration fee payable to North Texas JPCA instead of TJCTC. For more information, click here.


What if I’m unable to attend an event?

Cancellations must be done through your TJCTC profile and received two weeks prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If you must cancel your registration within two weeks to the event, email your cancellation to our Registrar, Laura Villarreal, at lv13@txstate.edu. No refunds or credits will be given for no shows, late arrivals or early departures.


What else should I know?

  • Once you register and send payment, you will receive a confirmation email with specific information about hotel check-in times and procedures.
  • TJCTC will make hotel reservations for you in order to get a discounted rate. Do not contact the hotel about reservations.
  • Handouts can be downloaded two weeks prior to the workshop. Legislative books will be provided onsite.
  • For the Granbury Legislative Update, you will need to make your own room reservation as well as submit a separate registration form. Click here to download that form.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.