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75th Regular Session
January 14, 1997 - June 2, 1997

Leadership

Governor: George W. Bush -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: Bob Bullock

Speaker(s) of the House: James E. "Pete" Laney 

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 75th Regular Session are available from the Legislative Reference Library.

Rules
House Rules (75th R.S.)
Senate Rules (75th R.S.)

Staff Directories for the 75th Regular Session
House Research Organization. Legislative Staff: 75th Legislature

Bill statistics for the 75th Legislature

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3610 343 123 1394 1951 116 43 1014 5561 8594
Passed 870 242 8 1362 617 76 7 1007 1487 4189
Vetoed 20 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 37 38

Membership statistics for the 75th Legislature

Description House
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 121 28 149
Female 29 3 32
Party affiliation
Democrat 82 14 96
Republican 68 16 84
Incumbency
Incumbents 124 25 149
Freshmen * 26 6 32
Ethnicity**
African-American 14 2 16
Caucasian 108 21 129
Hispanic 28 7 35
Age
Under 30 1 0 1
30-39 31 2 33
40-49 49 15 64
50-59 48 9 57
60-69 17 5 22
70 and over 3 0 3
No response 1 0 1

* Includes Rep. Galloway, elected 11/1996; Rep. Hupp, elected 11/1996; Rep. McClendon, elected 11/1996; Rep. Roman, elected 02/1997; Sen. Carona, elected 06/1996; Sen. Duncan, elected 12/1996 and Sen. Ogden, elected 02/1997. (74th Legislative Session ended 05/29/1995.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/14/1997.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, 'Texas Senate: 63rd - 78th Legislatures'. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk's Office, lists of House members and race, 70th - 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk's Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives