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House & Senate Journals

The Library is in the process of scanning House and Senate Journals from the Texas Legislature and the Congress of the Republic of Texas. This list will be updated as more Journals become available.

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Legislature Type Years House Journals Senate Journals
85th Regular Jan 10, 2017 - May 29, 2017   Senate Journal
84th Regular Jan 13, 2015 - Jun 1, 2015 House Journal Senate Journal
83rd Regular Jan 8, 2013 - May 27, 2013 House Journal Senate Journal
83rd    1st C.S. May 27, 2013 - Jun 25, 2013 House Journal Senate Journal
83rd    2nd C.S. Jul 1, 2013 - Jul 30, 2013 House Journal Senate Journal
83rd    3rd C.S. Jul 30, 2013 - Aug 5, 2013 House Journal Senate Journal
82nd Regular Jan 11, 2011 - May 30, 2011 House Journal Senate Journal
82nd    1st C.S. May 31, 2011 - Jun 29, 2011 House Journal Senate Journal
81st Regular Jan 13, 2009 - Jun 1, 2009 House Journal Senate Journal
81st    1st C.S. Jul 1, 2009 - Jul 2, 2009 House Journal Senate Journal
80th Regular Jan 9, 2007 - May 28, 2007 House Journal Senate Journal
79th Regular Jan 11, 2005 - May 30, 2005 House Journal Senate Journal
79th    1st C.S. Jun 21, 2005 - Jul 20, 2005 House Journal Senate Journal
79th    2nd C.S. Jul 21, 2005 - Aug 19, 2005 House Journal Senate Journal
79th    3rd C.S. Apr 17, 2006 - May 16, 2006 House Journal Senate Journal
78th Regular Jan 14, 2003 - Jun 2, 2003 House Journal Senate Journal
78th    1st C.S. Jun 30, 2003 - Jul 28, 2003 House Journal Senate Journal
78th    2nd C.S. Jul 28, 2003 - Aug 26, 2003 House Journal Senate Journal
78th    3rd C.S. Sep 15, 2003 - Oct 12, 2003 House Journal Senate Journal
78th    4th C.S. Apr 20, 2004 - May 17, 2004 House Journal Senate Journal
77th Regular Jan 9, 2001 - May 28, 2001 House Journal Senate Journal
76th Regular Jan 12, 1999 - May 31, 1999 House Journal Senate Journal
75th Regular Jan 14, 1997 - Jun 2, 1997 House Journal Senate Journal
74th Regular Jan 10, 1995 - May 29, 1995 House Journal Senate Journal
73rd Regular Jan 12, 1993 - May 31, 1993 House Journal Senate Journal
72nd Regular Jan 8, 1991 - May 27, 1991 House Journal Senate Journal
72nd    1st C.S. Jul 15, 1991 - Aug 13, 1991 House Journal Senate Journal
72nd    2nd C.S. Aug 19, 1991 - Aug 25, 1991 House Journal Senate Journal
72nd    3rd C.S. Jan 2, 1992 - Jan 8, 1992 House Journal Senate Journal
72nd    4th C.S. Nov 10, 1992 - Dec 3, 1992 House Journal Senate Journal
71st Regular Jan 10, 1989 - May 29, 1989 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    1st C.S. Jun 20, 1989 - Jul 19, 1989 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    2nd C.S. Nov 14, 1989 - Dec 12, 1989 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    3rd C.S. Feb 27, 1990 - Mar 28, 1990 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    4th C.S. Apr 2, 1990 - May 1, 1990 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    5th C.S. May 2, 1990 - May 30, 1990 House Journal Senate Journal
71st    6th C.S. Jun 4, 1990 - Jun 7, 1990 House Journal Senate Journal
70th Regular Jan 13, 1987 - Jun 1, 1987 House Journal Senate Journal
70th    1st C.S. Jun 2, 1987 - Jun 3, 1987 House Journal Senate Journal
70th    2nd C.S. Jun 22, 1987 - Jul 21, 1987 House Journal Senate Journal
69th Regular Jan 8, 1985 - May 27, 1985 House Journal Senate Journal
69th    1st C.S. May 28, 1985 - May 30, 1985 House Journal Senate Journal
69th    2nd C.S. Aug 6, 1986 - Sep 4, 1986 House Journal Senate Journal
69th    3rd C.S. Sep 8, 1986 - Sep 30, 1986 House Journal Senate Journal
68th Regular Jan 11, 1983 - May 30, 1983 House Journal Senate Journal
68th    1st C.S. Jun 22, 1983 - Jun 25, 1983 House Journal Senate Journal
68th    2nd C.S. Jun 4, 1984 - Jul 3, 1984 House Journal Senate Journal
67th Regular Jan 13, 1981 - Jun 1, 1981 House Journal Senate Journal
67th    1st C.S. Jul 13, 1981 - Aug 11, 1981 House Journal Senate Journal
67th    2nd C.S. May 24, 1982 - May 28, 1982 House Journal Senate Journal
67th    3rd C.S. Sep 7, 1982 - Sep 9, 1982 House Journal Senate Journal
66th Regular Jan 9, 1979 - May 28, 1979 House Journal Senate Journal
65th Regular Jan 11, 1977 - May 30, 1977 House Journal Senate Journal
65th    1st C.S. Jul 11, 1977 - Jul 21, 1977 House Journal Senate Journal
65th    2nd C.S. Jul 10, 1978 - Aug 8, 1978 House Journal Senate Journal
64th Regular Jan 14, 1975 - Jun 2, 1975 House Journal Senate Journal
63rd Regular Jan 9, 1973 - May 28, 1973 House Journal Senate Journal
63rd    1st C.S. Dec 18, 1973 - Dec 20, 1973 House Journal Senate Journal
62nd Regular Jan 12, 1971 - May 31, 1971 House Journal Senate Journal
62nd    1st C.S. Jun 1, 1971 - Jun 4, 1971 House Journal Senate Journal
62nd    2nd C.S. Mar 28, 1972 - Mar 30, 1972 House Journal Senate Journal
62nd    3rd C.S. Jun 14, 1972 - Jul 7, 1972 House Journal Senate Journal
62nd    4th C.S. Sep 18, 1972 - Oct 17, 1972 House Journal Senate Journal
61st Regular Jan 14, 1969 - Jun 2, 1969   Senate Journal
61st    1st C.S. Jul 28, 1969 - Aug 26, 1969 House Journal Senate Journal
61st    2nd C.S. Aug 27, 1969 - Sep 9, 1969   Senate Journal
60th Regular Jan 10, 1967 - May 29, 1967 House Journal Senate Journal
60th    1st C.S. Jun 4, 1968 - Jul 3, 1968 House Journal Senate Journal
59th Regular Jan 12, 1965 - May 31, 1965 House Journal Senate Journal
59th    1st C.S. Feb 14, 1966 - Feb 23, 1966 House Journal Senate Journal
58th Regular Jan 8, 1963 - May 24, 1963 House Journal Senate Journal
57th Regular Jan 10, 1961 - May 29, 1961 House Journal Senate Journal
57th    1st C.S. Jul 10, 1961 - Aug 8, 1961 House Journal Senate Journal
57th    2nd C.S. Aug 10, 1961 - Aug 14, 1961 House Journal Senate Journal
57th    3rd C.S. Jan 3, 1962 - Feb 1, 1962 House Journal Senate Journal
56th Regular Jan 13, 1959 - May 12, 1959 House Journal Senate Journal
56th    1st C.S. May 18, 1959 - Jun 16, 1959 House Journal Senate Journal
56th    2nd C.S. Jun 17, 1959 - Jul 16, 1959 House Journal Senate Journal
56th    3rd C.S. Jul 17, 1959 - Aug 6, 1959 House Journal Senate Journal
55th Regular Jan 8, 1957 - May 23, 1957 House Journal Senate Journal
55th    1st C.S. Oct 14, 1957 - Nov 12, 1957 House Journal Senate Journal
55th    2nd C.S. Nov 13, 1957 - Dec 3, 1957 House Journal Senate Journal
54th Regular Jan 11, 1955 - Jun 7, 1955 House Journal Senate Journal
53rd Regular Jan 13, 1953 - May 27, 1953 House Journal Senate Journal
53rd    1st C.S. Mar 15, 1954 - Apr 13, 1954 House Journal Senate Journal
52nd Regular Jan 9, 1951 - Jun 8, 1951 House Journal Senate Journal
51st Regular Jan 11, 1949 - Jul 6, 1949 House Journal Senate Journal
51st    1st C.S. Jan 31, 1950 - Mar 1, 1950 House Journal Senate Journal
50th Regular Jan 14, 1947 - Jun 6, 1947 House Journal Senate Journal
49th Regular Jan 9, 1945 - Jun 5, 1945 House Journal Senate Journal
48th Regular Jan 12, 1943 - May 11, 1943 House Journal  
47th Regular Jan 14, 1941 - Jul 3, 1941   Senate Journal
47th    1st C.S. Sep 9, 1941 - Sep 19, 1941    
46th Regular Jan 10, 1939 - Jun 21, 1939    
45th Regular Jan 12, 1937 - May 22, 1937    
45th    1st C.S. May 27, 1937 - Jun 25, 1937    
45th    2nd C.S. Sep 27, 1937 - Oct 26, 1937    
44th Regular Jan 8, 1935 - May 11, 1935    
44th    1st C.S. Sep 16, 1935 - Oct 15, 1935    
44th    2nd C.S. Oct 16, 1935 - Nov 14, 1935    
44th    3rd C.S. Sep 28, 1936 - Oct 27, 1936    
43rd Regular Jan 10, 1933 - Jun 1, 1933    
43rd    1st C.S. Sep 14, 1933 - Oct 13, 1933    
43rd    2nd C.S. Jan 29, 1934 - Feb 27, 1934    
43rd    3rd C.S. Aug 27, 1934 - Sep 25, 1934    
43rd    4th C.S. Oct 12, 1934 - Nov 10, 1934    
42nd Regular Jan 13, 1931 - May 23, 1931    
42nd    1st C.S. Jul 14, 1931 - Aug 12, 1931    
42nd    2nd C.S. Sep 8, 1931 - Oct 3, 1931    
42nd    3rd C.S. Aug 30, 1932 - Sep 21, 1932    
42nd    4th C.S. Nov 3, 1932 - Nov 12, 1932    
41st Regular Jan 8, 1929 - Mar 14, 1929 House Journal  
41st    1st C.S. Apr 22, 1929 - May 21, 1929    
41st    2nd C.S. Jun 3, 1929 - Jul 2, 1929    
41st    3rd C.S. Jul 3, 1929 - Jul 20, 1929    
41st    4th C.S. Jan 20, 1930 - Feb 18, 1930    
41st    5th C.S. Feb 19, 1930 - Mar 20, 1930    
40th Regular Jan 11, 1927 - Mar 16, 1927    
40th    1st C.S. May 9, 1927 - Jun 7, 1927    
39th Regular Jan 13, 1925 - Mar 19, 1925    
39th    1st C.S. Sep 13, 1926 - Oct 8, 1926    
38th Regular Jan 9, 1923 - Mar 14, 1923    
38th    1st C.S. Mar 15, 1923 - Mar 15, 1923    
38th    2nd C.S. Apr 16, 1923 - May 15, 1923    
38th    3rd C.S. May 16, 1923 - Jun 14, 1923    
37th Regular Jan 11, 1921 - Mar 12, 1921    
37th    1st C.S. Jul 18, 1921 - Aug 16, 1921 House Journal  
37th    2nd C.S. Aug 17, 1921 - Aug 25, 1921 House Journal  
36th Regular Jan 14, 1919 - Mar 19, 1919    
36th    1st C.S. May 5, 1919 - May 9, 1919 House Journal  
36th    2nd C.S. Jun 23, 1919 - Jul 22, 1919 House Journal  
36th    3rd C.S. May 20, 1920 - Jun 18, 1920    
36th    4th C.S. Sep 21, 1920 - Oct 2, 1920    
35th Regular Jan 9, 1917 - Mar 21, 1917    
35th    1st C.S. Apr 18, 1917 - May 17, 1917    
35th    2nd C.S. Aug 1, 1917 - Aug 30, 1917    
35th    3rd C.S. Aug 31, 1917 - Sep 29, 1917    
35th    4th C.S. Feb 26, 1918 - Mar 27, 1918    
34th Regular Jan 12, 1915 - Mar 20, 1915    
34th    1st C.S. Apr 29, 1915 - May 28, 1915    
33rd Regular Jan 14, 1913 - Apr 1, 1913 House Journal Senate Journal
33rd    1st C.S. Jul 21, 1913 - Aug 19, 1913 House Journal Senate Journal
33rd    2nd C.S. Aug 24, 1914 - Sep 22, 1914 House Journal Senate Journal
33rd    3rd C.S. Sep 23, 1914 - Oct 22, 1914 House Journal Senate Journal
32nd Regular Jan 10, 1911 - Mar 11, 1911 House Journal Senate Journal
32nd    1st C.S. Jul 31, 1911 - Aug 29, 1911 House Journal Senate Journal
31st Regular Jan 12, 1909 - Mar 13, 1909 House Journal Senate Journal
31st    1st C.S. Mar 13, 1909 - Apr 11, 1909 House Journal  
31st    2nd C.S. Apr 12, 1909 - May 11, 1909 House Journal  
31st    3rd C.S. Jul 19, 1910 - Aug 17, 1910 House Journal  
31st    4th C.S. Aug 18, 1910 - Sep 10, 1910 House Journal  
30th Regular Jan 8, 1907 - Apr 12, 1907 House Journal Senate Journal
30th    1st C.S. Apr 12, 1907 - May 11, 1907 House Journal Senate Journal
29th Regular Jan 10, 1905 - Apr 15, 1905 House Journal  
29th    1st C.S. Apr 15, 1905 - May 14, 1905 House Journal Senate Journal
29th    2nd C.S. Mar 26, 1906 - Apr 3, 1906 House Journal Senate Journal
28th Regular Jan 13, 1903 - Apr 1, 1903 House Journal Senate Journal
28th    1st C.S. Apr 2, 1903 - May 1, 1903 House Journal Senate Journal
27th Regular Jan 8, 1901 - Apr 9, 1901 House Journal Senate Journal
27th    1st C.S. Aug 6, 1901 - Sep 4, 1901 House Journal Senate Journal
27th    2nd C.S. Sep 5, 1901 - Oct 1, 1901 House Journal Senate Journal
26th Regular Jan 10, 1899 - May 27, 1899 House Journal Senate Journal
26th    1st C.S. Jan 23, 1900 - Feb 21, 1900 House Journal Senate Journal
25th Regular Jan 12, 1897 - May 21, 1897 House Journal Senate Journal
25th    1st C.S. May 22, 1897 - Jun 20, 1897 House Journal Senate Journal
24th Regular Jan 8, 1895 - Apr 30, 1895 House Journal Senate Journal
24th    1st C.S. Oct 1, 1895 - Oct 7, 1895 House Journal Senate Journal
23rd Regular Jan 10, 1893 - May 9, 1893 House Journal Senate Journal
22nd Regular Jan 13, 1891 - Apr 13, 1891 House Journal Senate Journal
22nd    1st C.S. Mar 14, 1892 - Apr 12, 1892 House Journal Senate Journal
21st Regular Jan 8, 1889 - Apr 6, 1889 House Journal Senate Journal
20th Regular Jan 11, 1887 - Apr 4, 1887 House Journal Senate Journal
20th    1st C.S. Apr 16, 1888 - May 15, 1888 House Journal Senate Journal
19th Regular Jan 13, 1885 - Mar 31, 1885 House Journal Senate Journal
18th Regular Jan 9, 1883 - Apr 13, 1883 House Journal Senate Journal
18th    1st C.S. Jan 8, 1884 - Feb 6, 1884 House Journal Senate Journal
17th Regular Jan 11, 1881 - Apr 1, 1881 House Journal Senate Journal
17th    1st C.S. Apr 6, 1882 - May 5, 1882 House Journal Senate Journal
16th Regular Jan 14, 1879 - Apr 24, 1879 House Journal Senate Journal
16th    1st C.S. Jun 10, 1879 - Jul 9, 1879 House Journal Senate Journal
15th Regular Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 21, 1876 House Journal Senate Journal
14th Regular Jan 13, 1874 - May 4, 1874 House Journal Senate Journal
14th    2nd C.S. Jan 12, 1875 - Mar 15, 1875 House Journal Senate Journal
13th Regular Jan 14, 1873 - Jun 4, 1873 House Journal Senate Journal
12th    Provisional Feb 8, 1870 - Feb 24, 1870 House Journal Senate Journal
12th    1st C.S. Apr 26, 1870 - Aug 15, 1870 House Journal Senate Journal
12th Regular Jan 10, 1871 - May 31, 1871 House Journal Senate Journal
12th    Adjourned Sep 12, 1871 - Dec 2, 1871 House Journal Senate Journal
11th Regular Aug 6, 1866 - Nov 13, 1866 House Journal Senate Journal
10th Regular Nov 2, 1863 - Dec 16, 1863 House Journal Senate Journal
10th    1st C.S. May 9, 1864 - May 28, 1864 House Journal Senate Journal
10th    2nd C.S. Oct 17, 1864 - Nov 15, 1864 House Journal Senate Journal
9th Regular Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 House Journal Senate Journal
9th    1st C.S. Feb 2, 1863 - Mar 7, 1863 House Journal Senate Journal
8th Regular Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 13, 1860 House Journal Senate Journal
8th    1st C.S. Jan 21, 1861 - Feb 9, 1861 House Journal Senate Journal
8th    Adjourned Mar 18, 1861 - Apr 9, 1861 House Journal Senate Journal
7th Regular Nov 2, 1857 - Feb 16, 1858 House Journal Senate Journal
6th Regular Nov 5, 1855 - Feb 4, 1856 House Journal Senate Journal
6th    Adjourned Jul 7, 1856 - Sep 1, 1856 House Journal Senate Journal
5th Regular Nov 7, 1853 - Feb 13, 1854 House Journal Senate Journal
4th Regular Nov 3, 1851 - Feb 16, 1852 House Journal Senate Journal
4th    1st C.S. Jan 10, 1853 - Feb 7, 1853 House Journal Senate Journal
3rd Regular Nov 5, 1849 - Feb 11, 1850 House Journal Senate Journal
3rd    1st C.S. Aug 12, 1850 - Sep 6, 1850 House Journal Senate Journal
3rd    2nd C.S. Nov 18, 1850 - Dec 3, 1850 House Journal Senate Journal
2nd Regular Dec 13, 1847 - Mar 20, 1848 House Journal Senate Journal
1st Regular Feb 16, 1846 - May 13, 1846 House Journal Senate Journal

Pre-Statehood (Congress of the Republic of Texas)

Information on congressional sessions and years comes from Members of the Texas Congress, 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2004, Secretary of the Senate, Texas Legislature, 2005 and Bibliography of Texas, 1795 - 1845, Thomas W. Streeter, Harvard University Press, 1955.

Congress Type Years1 House Journals Senate Journals2
9th Regular Dec 2, 1844 - Feb 3, 1845 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
9th Called Jun 16, 1845 - Jun 28, 1845 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
8th Regular Dec 4, 1843 - Feb 5, 1844 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
7th Called Nov 14, 1842 - Dec 4, 1842 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
7th Regular Dec 5, 18423 - Jan 16, 1843 House Journal4 Senate Journal5  Secret Journal
6th Regular Nov 1, 1841 - Feb 5, 1842 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
6th Called Jun 27, 1842 - Jul 23, 1842 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
5th Regular Nov 2, 1840 - Feb 5, 1841 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
4th Regular Nov 11, 1839 - Feb 5, 1840 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
3rd Regular Nov 6, 18386 - Jan 24, 1839 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
2nd Called Sep 25, 1837 - Nov 4, 1837 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
2nd Regular Nov 6, 1837 - Dec 19, 1837 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
2nd Adjourned Apr 9, 1838 - May 24, 1838 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
1st Regular Oct 3, 18367 - Dec 22, 1836 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal
1st Adjourned May 1, 1837 - Jun 13, 1837 House Journal Senate Journal   Secret Journal

1. Congressional Regular Sessions did not have a universal start date, but were set by specific Acts, Resolutions, or Proclamations. Session start dates (of Regular Sessions) as set by law are linked when available.

2. The Secret Journals of the Senate of the Republic of Texas convey the proceedings of the Senate when in closed session due to the confidential nature of the subject being considered. Secret or closed sessions and journals were allowed by the Constitution of 1836 (Article I, Sec. 17) and the Rules of the Senate, which were the same as those used in the 1836 Constitutional Convention (50th Rule). The Secret Journals were edited by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian, and published as an appendix to the First Biennial Report of the Texas Library and Historical Commission (1911).

3. Streeter entry 566 states that the 7th Congress Regular Session assembled December 7 and adjourned sine die on January 16, 1843. Members of Texas Congress states that the session started December 5 and adjourned sine die on January 16, 1843. The start date set by law was the first Monday in December. Perpetual calendar shows December 5 as the first Monday in December 1842.

4. The House of the Seventh Congress Called Session was unable to pass a sine die resolution and they met up until the date set by law for the regular session to begin. Therefore, the journal entries for the regular session begin on page 37 of the journal with no indication of a break between the called and the regular session.

5. The Senate of the Seventh Congress Called Session was unable to pass a sine die resolution and they met up until the date set by law for the regular session to begin. Therefore, the journal entries for the regular session begin on page 11 of the journal with no indication of a break between the called and the regular session.

6. Various lists have the first day of the 3rd Regular Session as November 6--House and Senate journals state November 5 and date set in law was first Monday in November. Perpetual calendar shows November 5 as the first Monday in November 1838.

7. Session start date was set by presidential proclamation (cited on first page of Senate journal). Proclamation has not been located.