AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Association of Business (TAB) today launched a litigation arm, the Texas Freedom Litigation Center. As its first action, and as members of the Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET), TAB filed an amicus brief in the case City of Houston vs. The State of Texas.
“As strong proponents of the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act, HB 2127, the business community stands behind the State of Texas in its motion to dismiss this frivolous lawsuit,” TAB CEO Glenn Hamer said. “The Texas Legislature undoubtedly has the power to preempt local ordinances.”
HB 2127 was a top priority for the business community, which expressed concerns of inconsistent and ever-changing regulations across Texas communities. The bill creates certainty for businesses of every size and industry by prohibiting cities and counties from implementing regulations that conflict with certain state laws, while ensuring cities and counties retain their authority to address local issues.
The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) is a 501(c)(4), non-profit organization that advances policies that foster economic growth and allow the free market to operate without heavy government interference in business decisions. ASSET represents millions of businesses that provide opportunities for employees and are essential to Texas communities. For more information, visit www.ASSETtexas.com.
In addition to TAB, other ASSET partners include: National Federation of Independent Business, Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas, Texas Association of Builders, Texas Association of Staffing, Texas Construction Association, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Retailers Association, Hispanic Contractors Association, Texas Food & Fuel Association, Texas Apartment Association, Associated General Contractors- Texas Building Branch, Real Estate Councils of Texas, Texas Travel Alliance, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, and the Theater Owners of Mid-America.
TAB is the Texas State Chamber, representing companies of every size and industry. The Association’s purpose is to champion the best business climate in the world, unleashing the power of free enterprise to enhance lives for generations. Follow TAB on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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