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79th 3rd Called Session
April 17, 2006 - May 16, 2006

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry -  Vetoes

Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst

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

Special Session Topics

 Proclamations   Addresses

  • To consider legislation that provides for an appropriation to the Texas Education Agency. [Mon Apr 17, 2006]
  • To consider legislation that provides for modification of the franchise tax. [Mon Apr 17, 2006]
  • To consider legislation that provides for modification of the motor vehicle sales and use tax. [Mon Apr 17, 2006]
  • To consider legislation that provides for modification of the tax on tobacco products. [Mon Apr 17, 2006]
  • To consider legislation that provides for school district property tax relief. [Mon Apr 17, 2006]
  • Legislation providing for an appropriation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to fund debt service on revenue bonds or other obligations on capital projects at public institutions of higher education. [Thu May 11, 2006]
  • Legislation providing for the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. [Thu May 11, 2006]
  • Legislation relating to relating to appropriations to pay for damages and disruptions suffered by Lamar University and its related institutions caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. [Thu May 11, 2006]
  • Legislation relating to the recovery and securitization of reasonable and necessary hurricane reconstruction costs incurred by certain electric utilities outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area. [Thu May 11, 2006]
  • Legislation permitting the railroad commission to acquire title to carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project that meets the FutureGen project profile including the transfer costs, liability issues, and sale of carbon dioxide for beneficial use. [Fri May 12, 2006]
  • Legislation preserving the dignity and respect of funeral services by prohibiting certain disruptive behavior. [Fri May 12, 2006]
  • Legislation transferring the administration of the Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy from Texas A&M University - Kingsville to the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. [Fri May 12, 2006]

Journals

The House Journal and Senate Journal for the 79th 3rd Called Session are available online.

Rules
House Rules (79th R.S.)
Senate Rules (79th R.S.)

Bill statistics for the 79th Legislature, 3rd Called Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 170 44 29 805 43 12 6 263 213 1372
Passed 11 30 0 789 0 9 0 260 11 1099
Vetoed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0