When the Officeholders for the 87 th Texas Legislative Session are sworn in on January 12, 2021, the fate of minority business enterprises, including the State of Texas certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUBs) will be on the table for the entire session.
Of critical importance enabling or inhibiting MBEs/HUBs in navigating the now broadly acknowledged systemic inequities in institutionalized decision-making processes, including private and public sector procurement and contracting s will be the policy positions of Texas House and Senate Memberspopulating their respective Committees.
Knowing the current positions of the candidates in advance will be of value to the MBEIPP, its Partner Organizations, and their respective and collective stakeholders will be of significance in planning advocacy
strategies.
The Public Policy priorities or “Asks” as presented below address issues of importance to MBEs and Texas HUBs. MBEIPP Partner Organizations representing specific industries (I.e. Construction) may submit Public Policy Asks regarding specific issues of importance to their stakeholders independently.