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After the governor signs a bill or concurrent resolution, it is sent to the Statutory Documents Division of the Secretary of State's office, where it is considered "filed" once the Secretary of State signs it. Joint resolutions are not sent to the governor for signing and are filed directly with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State does not receive simple resolutions.
This page provides information on how to view signed copies of bills.
Images of signed bills and resolutions enacted during the 83rd Legislative Session (2013) are available online through the Secretary of State website: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/legbills/index.aspx.
Images of signed bills and resolutions enacted during the 82nd Legislative Session (2011) are available online through the Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/statdoc/bills/82nd/index.shtml.
Images of signed bills and resolutions passed during the 78th (2005) - 81st (2009) Legislative sessions are available from the University of North Texas, Texas Laws and Resolutions Archive.
Copies of signed bills older than the 78th Regular Session are available through the Texas State Archives. Please call (512) 463-5480.