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Table of Contents

I. Core Materials to Supplement Current Versions of House and Senate Rules
II. Congressional Materials
III. Selected Additional Titles Referenced in Mason's Manual
IV. Other Parliamentary Practice Materials
V. Constitutional Reference Materials
VI. Historical Texas Legislative Procedure and Rules Materials
  Rules
  Guides/Indexes
  Special Rules/Procedures
  Special Roles
  Proposed Rule Changes/Reform


I. Core Materials to Supplement Current Versions of House and Senate Rules

Mason's Manual
Full title:
LRL call number:
Web link:
Notes:
Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure
328.735 M381 2010
NA
Only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures
Texas House Practice
Full title:
LRL call number:
Web link:
Notes:
Texas House Practice, edited by Hugh L. Brady (Biennial editions)
328.764 T313H [yr.]
NA

Texas Senate Practice
Full title:
LRL call number:
Web link:
Notes:
Texas Senate Practice, edited by Hugh L. Brady (Biennial editions)
328.764 T313S [yr.]
NA

II. Congressional Materials

House Rules, Mason's Manual, and Texas House Practice refer to these resources; also includes links to compilations of Congressional procedure and rules
Jefferson's Manual and U.S. House Rules (current edition)
Full title: Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States
LRL call number: 328.735 UN3 [year]
Web link: House Document No. 113-181
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
  • New editions are usually authorized at the end of a Congress for printing at the beginning of the next Congress
  • House Rules adopted by the 114th Congress can be found at:
    House Rules, adopted January 5, 2015
Jefferson's Manual (historical editions)
Full title: A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States
LRL call number: 328.735 J359M (a re-publication of the 1801 edition)
Web link: First edition, 1801, published as S.Doc. 103-8
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
  • Listed in Texas House Rules as an alternate source when Texas Rules are silent (6th, 12th, and 15th–55th Legislatures)
Deschler's Precedents
Full title: Deschler's Precedents of the United States House of Representatives: Including References to Provisions of the Constitution and Laws, and to Decisions of the Courts
LRL call number: 328.735 H58D [volume]
Web link: Browse or search Deschler's Precedents
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Texas House Practice
  • Volumes 1–10 (1936–1986) known as Deschler's Precedents
  • Volumes 11– (1987– ) known as Deschler-Brown Precedents
Hinds' Precedents and Cannon's Precedents
Full title: Hinds' Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States
Cannon's Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States
LRL call number: 328.735 H58
Web link: Browse or search Hinds' Precedents
Browse or search Cannon's Precedents
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Texas House Rules and Texas House Practice
  • Covers 1789–1936
House Practice
Full title: House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents, and Procedures of the House
LRL call number: 328.735 B815H 2011
Web link: House Practice
Notes:
  • Summary review of selected precedents and a concordance or quick reference guide to the more exhaustive House Rules, Jefferson's Manual, and various volumes of House precedents
Deschler's Procedure
Full title: Deschler's Procedure: A Summary of the Modern Precedents and Practices of the U.S. House of Representatives
LRL call number: 328.735 D449 1979 (1979 edition) and 328.735 D449 (1977 edition)
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Replaced by House Practice, yet remains useful since other parliamentary sources refer to it
  • Last edition published in 1982; supplemented in 1987
Cannon's Procedure
Full title: Cannon's Procedure in the House of Representatives
LRL call number: 328.735 C16 1951 (1951 edition is latest in the library; some earlier editions are also available)
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Summary of major precedents presented in Hinds' and Cannon's Precedents
Senate Manual
Full title: Senate Manual Containing the Standing Rules, Orders, Laws, and Resolutions Affecting the Business of the United States (2008)
LRL call number: 328.735 UN3S [year]
Web link: Senate Document No. 113-1
Notes:
  • New editions prepared during second session of each Congress
  • Senate Rules adopted by the current Congress can be found at:
    Senate Rules
Riddick's Senate Procedure
Full title: Riddick's Senate Procedure: Precedents and Practices (1992)
LRL call number: 328.735 R431S 1992
Web link: Senate Document No. 101-28
Notes:
Riddick's U.S. Congress
Full title: The United States Congress Organization and Procedure, by Floyd M. Riddick (1949)
LRL call number: 328.735 R431
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "Description of the House and Senate legislative machines, and of their political and parliamentary procedures in action"
  • References to precedent volumes
Gold's Senate Procedure and Practice
Full title: Senate Procedure and Practice, by Martin B. Gold (2nd Edition, 2008)
LRL call number: 328.735 G563S 2008
Web link: NA
Notes:
Wilson's Digest
Full title: A Digest of Parliamentary Law; Also the Rules of the Senate, and the House of Representatives of Congress (1st edition, 1867; 2nd edition, 1869]
LRL call number: 328.735 W695D
Web link: Google Books Copy of 2nd edition
Hathitrust Copy of 2nd edition
Notes:
  • Listed in Texas House Rules as an alternate source when Texas Rules are silent (12th, 13th, and 16th Legislatures)
Barclay's Digest
Full title: Barclay's Digest of the Rules and Practice of the House of Representatives of the United States. (various editions, title varies)
LRL call number: 328.735 B235D 1864
Web link: 1860 edition available through HeinOnline
Google Books Copy of 1867 edition
Google Books Copy of 1871 edition
Google Books Copy of 1875 edition
Notes:
  • Listed in Texas House Rules as an alternate source when Texas Rules are silent (15th–26th Legislatures)
  • Usually found bound with Constitution of the United States and Jefferson's Manual
Smith's Digest
Full title: A Digest and Manual of the Rules and Practice of the House of Representatives of the United States. (various editions, title varies)
LRL call number: 328.735 SM58D
Web link: 9th edition (1886) available through HeinOnline
Hathitrust Copy of 11th edition (1888)
Hathitrust Copy of 12th edition [1890]
Hathitrust Copy of 13th edition (1890)
Notes:
  • Listed in Texas House Rules as an alternate source when Texas Rules are silent (17th–26th Legislatures)
  • Sometimes found bound with Constitution of the United States and Jefferson's Manual
Digest of Decisions and Precedents
Full title: Digest of Decisions and Precedents of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States Relating to Their Powers and Privileges Respecting Their Members and Officers: And to Investigations, Contempts, Libels, Contumacious Witnesses, Expulsions, Writs of Habeas Corpus, etc., with Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and Other Courts Relating Thereto, compiled by Henry H. Smith (1894)
LRL call number: 328.735 UN3DI
Web link: Google Books Copy
Notes:
  • Published as Senate Miscellaneous Document 278, 53rd Congress, 2nd Session, for use by Special Senate Committee to Investigate Attempts at Bribery, etc., under the resolutions of May 17, 19, and 28, and August 16, 1894
Parliamentary Reference Sources — House of Representatives
Full title: Parliamentary Reference Sources: House of Representatives, by Richard S. Beth and Megan Suzanne Lynch (updated April 4, 2008)
LRL call number: 328.735 B465P 2008
Web link: Parliamentary Reference Sources
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
  • "Describes the coverage, format, and availability of documents that set forth these procedural authorities, and notes principles of House procedural practice that bear on appropriate use of these sources"
Parliamentary Reference Sources — Senate
Full title: Parliamentary Reference Sources: Senate, by Megan Suzanne Lynch and Richard S. Beth (updated April 21, 2008)
LRL call number: 328.735 L991P 2008
Web link: Parliamentary Reference Sources
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
  • "Describes the coverage, format, and availability of three types of Senate parliamentary reference sources: official sources; publication of committees and offices of the Senate; and rules of party conferences"
Office of the Parliamentarian in the House and Senate
Full title: The Office of the Parliamentarian in the House and Senate, by Valerie Heitshusen (November 12,2014)
LRL call number: 328.735 H366O 2014
Web link: Office of the Parliamentarian in the House and Senate
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the House of Representatives
Full title: Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the House of Representatives, by Valerie Heitshusen (November 10, 2014)
LRL call number: 328.735 H366PH 2010
Web link: Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the House of Representatives
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the Senate
Full title: Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the Senate, by Valerie Heitshusen (August 16, 2013)
LRL call number: 328.735 H366PS 2013
Web link: Points of Order, Rulings, and Appeals in the Senate
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
Legislative Process on the House Floor
Full title: The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction, by Christopher M. Davis (August 15, 2015)
LRL call number: 328.735 D291LH 2015
Web link: Legislative Process on the House Floor
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
Legislative Process on the Senate Floor
Full title: The Legislative Process on the Senate Floor: An Introduction, by Valerie Heitshusen (March 18, 2013)
LRL call number: 328.735 H366LS 2013
Web link: Legislative Process on the Senate Floor
Notes:
  • CRS report for Congress
Congressional web pages providing access points to rules and procedures:
Rules and Procedures, Office of the Clerk, United States House of Representatives
House Rules and Manuals, Committee on Rules, United States House of Representatives
Rules and Procedures, United States Senate

III. Selected Additional Titles Referenced in Mason's Manual

Cushing's Legislative Assemblies
Full title: Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of Legislative Assemblies in the United States of America, by Luther Cushing
LRL call number: 328.1 C955 (Rare Books Collection)
Web link: Google Books Copy
Internet Archive Copy
Notes:
  • "The subject of this work is what may be denominated the common parliamentary law as modified in our legislative assemblies"
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Cushing's Manual
Full title: Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies, by Luther Cushing
LRL call number: 328.1 C955 1914
Web link: Google Books Copy
Internet Archive Copies
Notes:
  • Note in Mason's states text unchanged in editions from 1907 to 1947, inclusive; library's copy is 1914 edition
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Demeter's Manual
Full title: Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure for the Conduct of Business in All Deliberative Assemblies, by George Demeter
LRL call number: 328.1 D394 1950
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "A textbook on parliamentary law, a reference book, and self-instruction in the rules of parliamentary procedure"
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Eliot's Basic Rules of Order
Full title: Basic Rules of Order, by Thomas Eliot (1952)
LRL call number: 328.1 EL46B 1952
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Hatsell's Precedents
Full title: Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons (4th edition, 1818)
LRL call number: 328.425 H257P
Web link: Google Books Copy of 2nd edition
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Hughes' Parliamentary Guide
Full title: Hughes' American Parliamentary Guide (1926)
LRL call number: 328.1 H874H
Web link: Hughes' Parliamentary Guide
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Neely's Parliamentary Practice
Full title: Neely's Parliamentary Practice (1914)
LRL call number: 328.1 N293N 1914
Web link: Google Books Copy
Internet Archive Copies
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Reed's Rules
Full title: Reed's Rules: A Manual of General Parliamentary Law, with Suggestions for Special Rules, by Thomas B. Reed (1937)
LRL call number: 328.1 R251 1937
Web link: Internet Archive Copies
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Robert's Rules
Full title: Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised
LRL call number: 328.1 R54R [year] (Library has a variety of editions)
Web link: Full text of 4th edition (1915)
Notes:
Shattuck's Manual
Full title: The Woman's Manual of Parliamentary Law, by Harriet R. Shattuck (1896)
LRL call number: 328.1 SH25W
Web link: Google Books Copy
Open Library Copies
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Sturgis Code of Parliamentary Procedure
Full title: The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, by Alice Fleenor Sturgis (4th edition, 2001)
LRL call number: 328.1 ST96S 2001
Web link: NA
Notes:
Tilson's Parliamentary Procedure
Full title: Parliamentary Law and Procedure, by John Q. Tilson (1935)
LRL call number: 328.1 T469P
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Tilson's Manual
Full title: A Manual of Parliamentary Procedure, by John Q. Tilson (1949)
LRL call number: 328.1 T469M 1949
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual
Waples' Handbook
Full title: A Handbook on Parliamentary Practice, by Rufus Waples (1883)
LRL call number: 328.1 W191H 1883
Web link: Google Books Copy
Notes:
  • Footnoted in Mason's Manual

IV. Other Parliamentary Practice Materials

Debate and Decorum in State Legislatures
Full title: Debate and Decorum in State Legislatures: A Handbook of Proposed Rules for Presiding Offiers–Report of the Committee on Legislative Rules of the National Legislative Conference [1965?]
LRL call number: 328 N213D
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Uses Mason's Manual as a "point of departure"
  • Pocket guide designed for presiding officers and other members, "particularly to new or temporary presiders"
Deschler's Rules of Order
Full title: Deschler's Rules of Order, by Lewis Deschler (1976)
LRL call number: 328.1 D454
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Written by parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • "Has taken the approach that the House parliamentary system is readily adaptable to any membership organization that needs some form of parliamentary procedure"
A History of Parliamentary Procedure
Full title: A History of Parliamentary Procedure,by Darwin Patnode (4th edition, 2006)
LRL call number: 328.1 P274H 2006
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Traces the history of public and private meeting processes from ancient times to 2006
Luce's Legislative Procedure
Full title: Legislative Procedure: Parliamentary Practices and the Course of Business in the Framing of Statutes, by Robert Luce (1922)
LRL call number: 328 L96L (Rare Books Collection)
Web link: Google Books Copy
Notes:
Meeting Procedures
Full title: Meeting Procedures: Parliamentary Law and Rules of Order for the 21st Century, by James Lochrie
LRL call number: 328.1 L789M 2003
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "Simplified parliamentary authority based on modern procedural practices"
  • Parliamentarians and co-author of 4th edition of the Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure
Mr. Chairman
Full title: Mr. Chairman: Rules, and Examples in Story Form, of Parliamentary Procedure Written Expressly for Use in Schools and Clubs, by Oveta Culp Hobby (1936, 1937)
LRL call number: 328.1 H653M 1936
Web link: Mr. Chairman
Notes:
  • Written by a former parliamentarian of the Texas Legislature, in addition to being the wife of a governor and mother of a lieutenant governor
Parliamentary Procedure: A Legislators' Guide
Full title: Parliamentary Procedure: A Legislators' Guide, by Brenda Erickson (2012)
LRL call number: 328.735 ER44P 2012
Web link: Parliamentary Procedure: A Legislators' Guide
Notes:
  • Published by National Conference of State Legislatures; serves as a primer on parlimentary fundamentals in an easy-to-read format.
Web pages providing interesting parliamentary information:
Parliamentary Procedure Article Titles Database Search
Parliamentary Procedure Books (Pre-1925 American)
Parliamentary Procedure Quotations
Parliamentary Charts and Handouts

V. Constitutional Reference Materials

Braden's Texas Constitution
Full title: The Constitution of the State of Texas: An Annotated and Comparative Analysis, by George D. Braden, et al. (1977)
LRL call number: C3052.8 C766 1977
Web link: Browse Braden's Texas Constitution
Notes:
May's Texas Constitution Reference Guide
Full title: The Texas State Constitution: A Reference Guide, by Janice C. May (1996)
LRL call number: 342.764 M451
Web link: Google Books Copy
Notes:
Constitution of the United States
Full title: The Constitution of the United States of America Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (2004 publication with 2008 supplement)
LRL call number: 342.73 UN3C 2002
Web link: Browse online version which includes analysis of Supreme Court Cases decided through June 27, 2016
Notes:
  • Analysis of cases interpreting the Constitution
  • Proposed amendments not ratified by states
  • State constitutional and statutory provisions and municipal ordinances held unconstitutional or held to be preempted by federal law
Founders' Constitution
Full title: The Founders' Constitution, edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner
LRL call number: 342.73 F826 (Reference Collection)
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "Collection of thoughts, opinions, and arguments of the founders"

VI. Historical Texas Legislative Procedure and Rules Materials

Rules

House Rules–Historical Versions
LRL call number: L1801.4 R861 [session]
Web link: House and Senate Rules and Precedents
Notes:
Senate Rules—Historical Versions
LRL call number: L1803.4 R861 [session/year]
Web link: House and Senate Rules and Precedents
Notes:
Legislative Manuals—Historical Versions
LRL call number: L1400.5 L524M [year]
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Contains rules for both chambers

Guides/Indexes

How a Bill Becomes Law
LRL call number: L1801.9 ST94 84-2 (84th Legislature edition)
Web link: How a Bill Becomes Law
Notes:
  • Series goes back to 67th Legislature
Point of Order Explanations: Texas House of Representatives
LRL call number: L1801.8 P755 [year]
Web link: Texas Points of Order
Notes:
  • Paper copies begin with 83rd Legislature
  • Online Version: "This compilation contains written explanations of rulings on points of order that have been included in the house journal since the 73rd session, when the house rules last underwent major substantial revision. Dispositions of points of order that were sustained, overruled, or withdrawn without explanation have not been included here."
Cory's Index and Cross–Index to the Rules of the Texas House of Representatives: For Legislative Use (1981–1999)
LRL call number: 328.1 T313C [year]
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Compiled by R.H. "Dick" Cory, a member of the House of Representatives from 1954–1971
End of Session Rules (1987)
LRL call number: L1400.5 EN21 1987
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Memo to Senate staff from Nancy B. Macken of the Texas Legislative Council delineating "several House rules and procedures that will come into play as you work to get your senator's legislation through the House"

Special Rules/Procedures

Election of Lieutenant Governor (2000)
LRL call number: L1803.1 EL25LG
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Election of Bill Ratliff as lieutenant governor on December 28, 2000
Rules, Statutory and Constitutional Provisions[Court of Impeachment] (1976)
LRL call number: L1800.8 IM7RU
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Impeachment against O.P. Carillo, judge of the 229th Judicial District
Record of Proceedings of the High Court of Impeachment on the Trial of Hon. James E. Ferguson, Governor(1917)
LRL call number: LAW-TEX 35TH LEG. 2ND C.S. 1917
Web link: 1917 Impeachment Proceedings
Notes:
  • Impeachment against James E. Ferguson, governor
Rules of Procedure on Impeachment (1917)
LRL call number: LAW-TEX 35TH LEG. 2ND C.S. 1917
Web link: 1917 Impeachment Rules
Notes:
  • Impeachment against James E. Ferguson, governor
Rules of the Senate Sitting as a High Court of Impeachment (1893)
LRL call number: LAW-TEX 23rd LEG. R.S. 1893
Web link: 1893 Impeachment Rules
Notes:
  • Impeachment against W.L. McGaughey, commissioner of the General Land Office
High Court of Impeachment: The State of Texas vs. William H. Russell(1871)
LRL call number: LAW-TEX 12th LEG. R.S. 1871
Web link: 1871 Impeachment Proceedings
Notes:
  • Impeachment against William H. Russell, judge of the 15th Judicial District
Report [of Select Committee to Inquire into Conduct of Members Who Left Hall to Avoid a Quorum](1870)
LRL call number: LAW-TEX 12th LEG. 1st C.S. 1870
Web link: 1870 Select Committee Report
Notes:

Special Roles

The Role of Parliamentarian in the Texas Senate by Steve Bickerstaff (1975)
LRL call number: L1803.8 R643 [volumes 1 and 2]
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "Intended as a starting point for new parliamentarians in “identifying and dealing with both day-to-day tasks associated with the position of parliamentarian and particular procedural questions likely to arise"
Duties of the Speaker [and other Officers] (1973)
LRL call number: L1801.8 D952
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Includes sections on speaker, house administrator, chief clerk, sergeant-at-arms, employees of the House, House Administration Committee, House Journal, printing

Proposed Rule Changes/Reform

Synopsis of Proposed Changes to the House Rules of Procedure, 78th Legislature (2003)
LRL call number: L1400.8 H816R 2003
Web link: NA
Notes:
Synopsis of Proposed Changes to the Housekeeping Resolution, 78th Legislature (2003)
LRL call number: L1400.8 H816HK 2003
Web link: NA
Notes:
Fair Rules for an Open House: A Call for Comprehensive Rules Reforms of the Texas House of Representatives by Representative Kent Grusendorf (1996)
LRL call number: L1801.8 G928F
Web link: NA
Notes:
The Texas House of Representatives Proposed Rules Reform by Representative Kent Grusendorf (1996)
LRL call number: L1801.8 G928P
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Presents suggested rule changes
Interim Report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature by Select Committee on Rules (1993)
LRL call number: L1836.72 R861
Web link: Select Committee on Rules Interim Report
Notes:
  • Appendices from the report are also available as separate publications from the Texas Legislative Council under the title Legislative Procedures and Practices:
    L1836.72 R861C–Committee Process
    L1836.72 R861H–History of Legislative Practices
    L1836.72 R861S–Scheduling Measures
    L1836.72 R861W–Workload
Rules Governing the Texas House of Representatives: Options and Alternatives by Donna Jean Blevins (1992)
LRL call number: 328.1 B617R
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Report in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters of Public Affairs degree, University of Texas at Austin
  • Report contains information provided to Representative Libby Linebarger in her role as member of the 1991 Select Committee on Rules
Poll on Reform of Texas House Rules by Representative Dan Kubiak (1992)
LRL call number: L1801.8 K951R
Web link: NA
Notes:
Interim Report, House of Representatives, 67th Texas Legislature by Committee on Rules (1982)
LRL call number: L1836.67 R861H
Web link: Committee on Rules Interim Report
Notes:
Proposals for Reforms of House Rules for the 67th Regular Session by Frank (Robert C.) Gaston (1980)
LRL call number: L1801.8 G219R
Web link: NA
Notes:
Interim Report, House of Representatives, 66th Texas Legislature by Committee on Rules (1980)
LRL call number: L1836.66 R861
Web link: Committee on Rules Interim Report
Notes:
Interim Report, House of Representatives, 64th Texas Legislature by Committee on Rules (1976)
LRL call number: L1836.64 R861
Web link: Committee on Rules Interim Report
Notes:
House Rules and Procedure Research compiled by Lawrence E. Evans, Jr. (1975)
LRL call number: L1801.8 EV15
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Compilation of wide variety of information on procedure and rules, including various reports, reform suggestions, newspaper articles, etc.
[Suggested Changes to Bill Clayton's Proposal for Changes in the House Budget Writing Process] by Neil Caldwell (1974)
LRL call number: L1801.8 C127
Web link: NA
Notes:
Texas House Rules [draft] by Citizens Conference on State Legislatures (1974)
LRL call number: L1836.63 H816D
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Prepared for the speaker and the Interim Committee on House Organization and Operation by the Citizens Conference on State Legislatures
  • Additional copy available at L1801.8 EV15
Proposals to the Texas House of Representatives by Citizens Conference on State Legislatures (1974)
LRL call number: L1836.63 H816P
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Proposals on rules, procedures manual, personnel/positions classification system, and electronic data processing applications
A New Order of Business: Recommendations for the Organization and Operation of the Texas House of Representatives by Citizens Conference on State Legislatures (1973)
LRL call number: L1836.63 H816N
Web link: A New Order of Business
Notes:
Synopsis of Major Reforms: New Reform Rules, Texas House of Representatives, 63rd Session (1973)
LRL call number: L1801.4 SY77
Web link: NA
Notes:
Historical Material on House Reform thru Revisions of the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives, 1954–69 compiled by L. Dewitt Hale (1973)
LRL call number: L1801.9 J898H 62
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • "Compilation of historical material on various efforts at reform during the past twenty years . . . includes copies of various resolutions and proposals, letters of explanation, editorials, press stories, and other explanatory material"
Joint Rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives as Proposed by House Rules Study Committee (1966)
LRL call number: L1836.59 R861J
Web link: 1966 Joint Rules as Proposed
Notes:
Revision of the Rules of the House of Representatives Without Substantive Changes (1959)
LRL call number: L1801.9 R861 56
Web link: NA
Notes:
  • Side-by-side presentation of current rules and suggested revisions
Report of the Committee Appointed Pursuant to H.S.R. No. 489 of the Regular Session, Fifty-fifth Legislature to Revise and Codify the Rules of the House (1957)
LRL call number: LAW TEX 55th LEG. R.S. 1957
Web link: 1957 Rules Revision Report
Notes: