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Summary of Corporate Transparency Act Requirements

The federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) reporting requirements are due from practically all small business entities by January 1, 2025. The CTA requires every non-exempt business entity formed or registered to do business within the United States to provide information about the individual persons who ultimately own or control a covered entity to the U.S. Department of […]

Broadband Gets a Boost in Texas

The Public Utility Commission of Texas has recently adopted a Middle Mile Broadband Rule. The rule permits electric utilities to lease their excess fiber capacity to internet service providers to provide broadband in unserved and underserved areas of Texas. The rule will help electric utilities partner with internet service providers to expand broadband access to […]

State Agencies May Not Consider an Arrest When Denying an Occupational License

This is the first part of a series in which we review changes to Texas agencies’ authority to punish occupational licensees based on criminal background. Effective September 1, 2019, several laws now improve the chances of Texans to obtain professional licenses despite their criminal history. In Senate Bill Number 1217, the Texas Legislature made it […]