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78th 3rd Called Session
September 15, 2003 - October 12, 2003

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

Speaker(s) of the House: Tom Craddick  - (Proclamations)

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations

  • Appropriating fees established by legislation from the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature that remain unappropriated. This matter shall be strictly construed to only include fees that were established during that session of the legislature. [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Modifying the filing period and related election dates for the primary elections in Texas [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to congressional redistricting [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to making an appropriation for the purpose of returning to a fund outside of the state treasury cash that was transferred from the fund to the general revenue fund [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to state fiscal management, including adjustments to certain school district fiscal matters made necessary by recent changes in state fiscal management; making related appropriations [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to the financing, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of toll facilities by the Texas Department of Transportation and the disposition of money generated by the driver responsibility program, fines imposed for certain traffic offenses, and certain fees collected by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas; making an appropriation [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government [Tue Sep 9, 2003]
  • Restructuring the membership of the electric utility legislative oversight committee [Mon Sep 15, 2003]
  • The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 1 relating to the dates of certain elections, the procedures for canvassing the ballots for an election, and the counting of certain ballots voted by mail, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003. [Fri Oct 10, 2003]
  • The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 24 relating to appropriating the fees relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians collected by the Texas Department of Licensing ahd Regulation or the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation under House Bill No. 1487, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as the conference committee report for H.B. No. 24 was reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003. [Fri Oct 10, 2003]
  • The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 28 relating to state fiscal management, inlcuding various matters related to increasing administrative efficiency in state government, making related appropriations, as reported from conference committee on Thrusday, October 9, 2003. [Fri Oct 10, 2003]
  • The subject as contained in the conference committee report for House Bill No. 3 relating to the composition of the districts for the election of members of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Texas, as reported from the conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003. [Fri Oct 10, 2003]
  • The subject as contained in the conference committee report from House Bill No. 7 relating to the organization, board membership, and functions of certain governmental agencies and to the transfer of certain functions to other governmental agencies, as reported from conference committee on Thursday, October 9, 2003. [Fri Oct 10, 2003]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 78th 3rd Called Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (78th R.S.)
Senate Rules (78th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 78th Legislature, 3rd C.S.

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 84 32 5 355 29 5 1 138 113 649
Passed 11 23 0 348 0 4 0 137 11 523
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0