Government and Regulatory Affairs

TRA prides itself on being a staunch advocate in the halls of the Capitol for all Texas retailers. We work every day to keep to the retail industry at the forefront of lawmakers’ and regulators’ minds when they are considering changes that impact your business. TRA delivers your message and lends our industry’s diverse expertise and resources to the states leadership on a wide range of policy and regulatory issues. Our team keeps close track of government operations so you can focus on your business and customers. TRA is the Voice of Texas Retail!

Here are the key issues we work on to protect Texas Retailers:

Inventory Tax | Franchise Tax | Property Tax |Sales Tax | Food Safety | Loss Prevention | Unemployment | Workers Compensation | Employment Law | Lottery | Alcohol | Credit and Financial Services | Cigarette and Tobacco | Healthcare and Pharmacy | Insurance | Firearms and Weapons | Environmental Regulations | Data Security | Cosmetology | State and Local Licensing | Jewelry

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Key Issues

Texas Retailers Association Political Action Committee

TRAPAC is the Political Action Committee (PAC) of TRA.  It is organized to take a bipartisan, non-ideological approach to contributing to candidates for political office whose voting records and/or stated positions are supportive of the key issues of importance to the membership of the Texas Retailers Association. TRAPAC DisclaimerTexas law prohibits corporate contributions to be…


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Retail Advocacy Fund (RAF)

2016 will be an important year, given that it is an election year, as well as the run-up to the 85th Texas Legislative Session. As we move into 2016, we will be evolving to focus on highlighting the impact of Texas retailers, as well as building collaborative partnerships to support retailer priorities. As such, we…

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