Legislative Efforts

Texas Retailers Association is a 501 (c)3 Organization that works to express the views of the retail industry to key legislators by mobilizing our membership to submit testimony provide meaningful data, and insight to proposals in policy and regulation. In front of the Texas Legislature, TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments and over 3.5 million jobs across the state. The association supports all levels of Texas retail including grocery stores, chains and single location small businesses.

TRA’s goal is to keep Texas “retail-friendly” and ensure that legislative action is taken to protect business owners so that they can continue to employ hardworking Texans and serve communities across the great state of Texas.

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87th Legislative Session Priorities (2021)

The Texas Retailers Association (TRA) supports a business-friendly regulatory environment. TRA member companies are regulated, licensed, inspected, and taxed by agencies in Texas and appreciate the Legislature’s efforts to continue to make Texas retail friendly. TRA supports regulation that is reasonable and allows our members to continue to provide excellent customer service, top quality products and continued business success in the retail industry. Our members take various approaches to provide these services, and TRA supports their efforts to make those choices independently without unnecessary regulatory burdens imposed by either the state or local governments.

Legislative Priorities

Industry Spokesperson

Do you have working knowledge of the retail industry, examples of how legislation has affected your business, or retail establishment? Would you consider participating on behalf of the retail industry? Is your company a member of TRA? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can be an industry spokesperson -- and we would like to hear from you!

Become a Retail Industry Spokesperson

Arrange a Store Visit

it is more important than ever to engage your elected officials (state and federal) with store tours and other opportunities to discuss the state and federal issues that matter most to you and your business. Making it local and bringing it home for them helps them see the impact of their actions, or in-actions. As we approach a very important election year in 2020, it’s important for you to educate them on the issues which matter most to you, as well as for you to know where they stand on our industry’s key issues. Let us know if you're interested in arranging a store visit/tour with your representative. We will schedule it for you and coordinate media coverage for the event.

Store Visit

Schedule Meetings with Legislators

Do you want to visit some state representative offices and discuss your issues? Let us know and we would be happy to set that up and accompany you.

Meet With Legislators