TGA Central Texas Lunch and Learn


Due to a lack of interest, this event has been cancelled.  On Friday, May 13th, TGA will host Texas GlassCon III at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, TX .   This event will be a full day of industry leaders providing insights and information on the Glass Industry.

Registration will be available soon. 








TCA Legislative Issues for 2021 -- 87th Legislative Session

Texas Glass Association is a member of the Texas Construction Association. TCA is a membership organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a vibrant and prosperous business climate in Texas to support the Texas construction industry.


Texas Construction Association Legislative Issues for 2021 – 87th Legislative Session

Texas Economic Protection and Recovery Act (TEPRA) - TEPRA will help restart our economy and encourage job creation and investment in all corners of the state. By focusing on core principles such and local mandate preemption, liability protections, and workforce development, TEPRA will ensure that job creators in Texas do not have their hands tied by policies that hurt economic growth. Allowing job creators to do what they do best is the key to the state’s ability to recover and come back stronger than before.
Lien Law Modernization - The Texas construction lien law system needs to be modernized to enable general contractors and subcontractors to comply more easily with the law without having to engage legal counsel for each project. The original intent of the lien law system was to provide a statutory remedy to secure payment for labor, materials, or machinery furnished in the improvement of property. However, this has been lost in, among other issues, the different notice requirements and deadlines placed on claimants to secure their lien rights. Sound changes include a simplified notice requirement, clarifying the difference between statutory retainage and contractual retainage, and providing owners, contractors, subcontractors, lenders, suppliers and title companies with clearer statutory guidance for the process.
Responsibility for Defective Plans and Specifications - Under current Texas case law, a contractor may bear the liability for defects in construction that are based on construction documents prepared or procured by the owner or the owner’s agent or design professional. The construction team should not be liable for construction that is defective due to erroneous documents furnished by the owner. In fact, contractors are statutorily prohibited from preparing or altering engineering or architectural design plans and specifications. Statutory changes are needed to clarify that the construction team is only liable for defects resulting from construction errors. Please support SB 219 by Sen. Hughes.

Securing Retainage Retainage, the amount an owner retains (usually 10%) each month from a payment for work performed, is tantamount to a loan from the contractor or subcontractor to the owner. The person provides a full month’s work, yet gets paid only 90%. By not paying a portion of funds owed until the end of a project, the owner is able to avoid drawing those funds from a financial institution, thereby avoiding interest and other costs. In Texas, the construction team’s retainage is not protected if the lender forecloses on the construction loan; therefore, statutory changes are necessary to ensure that retainage is secured, and survives the foreclosure of a bank’s lien on a project.


The mission of the Texas Glass Association is to serve the needs of owners, operators and employees of independent glass companies, engage in enhancing services and products offered to the general public, and to further the advancement of the glass industry in Texas and the United States.