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Session summaries (53rd - 81st Sessions)

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Session Summaries for the 83rd Regular Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 83rd 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 83rd 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 83rd 3rd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 82nd Regular Session

Comptroller of Public Accounts

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 82nd 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 81st Regular Session

Comptroller of Public Accounts

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 81st 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 80th Regular Session

Comptroller of Public Accounts

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 79th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 79th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (426 pages).

Session Summaries for the 79th 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 79th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (426 pages).

Session Summaries for the 79th 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 79th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (426 pages).

Session Summaries for the 79th 3rd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 79th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 78th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 78th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (488 pages).

Session Summaries for the 78th 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 78th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (488 pages).

Session Summaries for the 78th 2nd Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 78th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (488 pages).

Session Summaries for the 78th 3rd Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 78th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (488 pages).

Session Summaries for the 77th Regular Session

Governor Rick Perry

House Research Organization

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

    Highlights of the Legislature
    Summarizes significant legislative action. Organized by subject. Includes an analysis of the Appropriations Act. Available in .pdf format. (353 pages)

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 77th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (693 pages).

Session Summaries for the 76th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

    Highlights of the Legislature
    Summarizes significant legislative action. Organized by subject. Includes an analysis of the Appropriations Act. Available in .pdf format. (388 pages)

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 76th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (485 pages).

Session Summaries for the 75th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 75th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately. Available in .pdf format (448 pages).

Session Summaries for the 74th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 74th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 73rd Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Speaker of the House Pete Laney

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 73rd Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 72nd Regular Session

House Research Organization

Senate Research Center

Speaker of the House Gib Lewis

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 72nd 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

    Summary of 1991 Special Session Legislation
    Summarizes laws of statewide importance enacted during the 1st and 2nd called sessions of the 72nd Legislature including: constitutional amendments to allow a state lottery; authorization of $1.4 billion in new general-obligation bonds for correctional and mental health/mental retardation facilities and student loans; reorganization and consolidation of environmental protection, health and human services, and transportation agencies; adoption of fiscal management measures in response to recommendation of the Texas Performance Review; and approval of a comprehensive criminal justice.

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 72nd 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

    Summary of 1991 Special Session Legislation
    Summarizes laws of statewide importance enacted during the 1st and 2nd called sessions of the 72nd Legislature including: constitutional amendments to allow a state lottery; authorization of $1.4 billion in new general-obligation bonds for correctional and mental health/mental retardation facilities and student loans; reorganization and consolidation of environmental protection, health and human services, and transportation agencies; adoption of fiscal management measures in response to recommendation of the Texas Performance Review; and approval of a comprehensive criminal justice.

Senate Research Center

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 72nd 3rd Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 71st Regular Session

House Research Organization

Office of Senate Bill Analysis

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Office of Senate Bill Analysis

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 3rd Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1990 Special Sessions on Public Education
    Summarizes legislation enacted during the four called sessions of 1990 (71st Legislature, 3rd-6th Called Sessions). Includes an update on the July hearings before state District Judge Scott McCown of Austin on whether the school-finance provisions of SB1 meet the Supreme Court's requirements for an equitable system as outlined in the Edgewood decision.

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 4th Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1990 Special Sessions on Public Education
    Summarizes legislation enacted during the four called sessions of 1990 (71st Legislature, 3rd-6th Called Sessions). Includes an update on the July hearings before state District Judge Scott McCown of Austin on whether the school-finance provisions of SB1 meet the Supreme Court's requirements for an equitable system as outlined in the Edgewood decision.

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 5th Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1990 Special Sessions on Public Education
    Summarizes legislation enacted during the four called sessions of 1990 (71st Legislature, 3rd-6th Called Sessions). Includes an update on the July hearings before state District Judge Scott McCown of Austin on whether the school-finance provisions of SB1 meet the Supreme Court's requirements for an equitable system as outlined in the Edgewood decision.

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 71st 6th Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1990 Special Sessions on Public Education
    Summarizes legislation enacted during the four called sessions of 1990 (71st Legislature, 3rd-6th Called Sessions). Includes an update on the July hearings before state District Judge Scott McCown of Austin on whether the school-finance provisions of SB1 meet the Supreme Court's requirements for an equitable system as outlined in the Edgewood decision.

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 71st Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 70th Regular Session

House Research Organization

Speaker of the House Gib Lewis

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 70th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 70th 1st Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 70th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 70th 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 70th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 69th Regular Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 69th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 69th 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 69th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 69th 2nd Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1986 Special Sessions
    Summarizes all legislation of statewide importance enacted during the 2nd and 3rd called sessions of the 69th Legislature. Entries arranged by subject area.

    The August 1986 special session: a preview
    Reviews proposals for reducing or eliminating the deficit and improving the states cash flow. Discusses other possible topis that might be added to the special session call. Explains special session rules and procedures.

Session Summaries for the 69th 3rd Called Session

House Research Organization

    Wrap-up of the 1986 Special Sessions
    Summarizes all legislation of statewide importance enacted during the 2nd and 3rd called sessions of the 69th Legislature. Entries arranged by subject area.

Session Summaries for the 68th Regular Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 68th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 68th 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

    Summary of Enactments: 68th Legislature
    Provides synopses of signficant legislation, including governor's vetoes. Organized by subject, with proposed constitutional amendments, state agency changes, and sunset legislation treated separately.

Session Summaries for the 68th 2nd Called Session

House Study Group

Session Summaries for the 67th Regular Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 67th 1st Called Session

House Study Group

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 67th 2nd Called Session

House Study Group

Texas Legislative Council

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 67th 3rd Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 66th Regular Session

Speaker of the House Bill Clayton

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 65th Regular Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 65th 1st Called Session

House Study Group

    Special Sessions
    Summarizes the law relating to special sessions and how they differ from regular sessions.

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 65th 2nd Called Session

House Study Group

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 64th Regular Session

Texas Legislative Council

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 63rd Regular Session

Senate, Office of the Secretary

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 63rd 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 62nd Regular Session

Speaker of the House Gus Mutscher

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 61st Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 61st 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 60th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Speaker of the House Ben Barnes

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 60th 1st Called Session

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 59th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 58th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Speaker of the House Byron Tunnell

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 57th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Texas Legislative Council

Session Summaries for the 56th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Speaker of the House Waggoner Carr

Session Summaries for the 55th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Session Summaries for the 54th Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Session Summaries for the 53rd Regular Session

Institute of Public Affairs

Session Summaries for the 49th Regular Session

Office of the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives

Session Summaries for the 48th Regular Session