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Deaton, Charles. Voters' Guide to the 65th Legislature's Special Session on Tax Relief. Austin, TX: Texas Government Newsletter, 1978. 328.764 D349 1978
Compiles some of the most significant record votes cast by representatives and senators during the 1978 special session.
Gantt, Fred, Jr. "Special Legislative Sessions in Texas: the Governor's Bane or Blessing." Public Affairs Comment. XVI (1970): 1-6. Z UA300.6 P96 16-6
Explores the use of special sessions in Texas. Provides information on frequency, diversity of topics, and extent of executive and legislative control.
House Research Organization. Special Session Rules and Procedures. Daily Floor Report. 30 June 2003
Reviews rules and procedures for special sessions, highlighting issues such as the Governor's call and limits on subject matter.
House Research Organization. Special Session Rules and Procedures. Daily Floor Report. 15 July 1991: 1-13 L1801.9 St94 72d4
Reviews rules and procedures for special sessions and lists highlights of called sessions during the 1970s and 80s.
House Research Organization. Summary of 1991 Special Session Legislation. Special Legislative Report No. 173. Austin, TX: House Research Organization, 1991 L1801.9 St94 72-173
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.
House Research Organization. Wrap-up of the 1990 Special Sessions on Public Education. Special Legislative Report No. 160. Austin, TX: House Research Organization, 1990. L1801.9 St94 71-160
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.
House Research Organization. Special Session Rules and Procedures. Daily Floor Report. 14 November 1989: 1-9 L1801.9 St94 71d6
Reviews rules and procedures for special session and lists highlights of special sessions during the period 1967-1987.
House Research Organization. Major Issues of the 70th Legislature. Special Legislative Report No. 119. Austin, TX: House Research Organization, 1987. L1801.9 St94 70-139
Summarizes major issues of the regular session as well as the 1st and 2nd called sessions. Includes legislation that failed to pass in addition to approved bills and proposed constitutional amendments.
House Research Organization. The August 1986 Special Session: A Preview. Special Legislative Report No. 129. Austin, TX: House Research Organization, 1986 L1801.9 St94 69-129
Explains special-session rules and procedures and reviews topics included in Governor White's call for an August 6th special session. Topics listed in the call included reducing or eliminating the current general-revenue deficit and easing the state's cash-flow problems.
House Research Organization. Wrap-up of the 1986 Special Sessions. Special Legislative Report No. 130. Austin, TX: House Research Organization, 1986. L1801.9 St94 69-130.
Summarizes all legislation of statewide importance enacted during the 2nd and 3rd called sessions of the 69th Legislature. Entries arranged by subject area.
House Study Group. Major Issues of the 69th Legislature. Special Legislative Report No. 119. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1985. L1801.9 St94 69-119.
Summarizes major issues of the regular session as well as the special session that immediately followed. Includes analyses of bills that failed to pass as well as those that were enacted.
House Study Group. The June 1984 Special Session: A Preview. Special Legislative Report No. 103. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1984. L1801.9 St94 68-103.
Explains special-session rules and procedures and focuses on the topic of public- education reform. Topics listed in Governor White's call for a June 4th special session included: public-education reform, including school-finance revision and increased teacher compensation; measures to provide adequate highway funding; and appropriation measure to raise funds for the above purposes and to meet future state needs.
House Study Group. Key Issues of the June 1984 Special Session. Special Legislative Report No. 104. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1984. L1801.9 St94 68-104.
Outlines the principal features of the revenue, education, and highway bills passed during the second called session of the 68th Legislature.
House Study Group. Special Session Preview: June 1983. Special Legislative Report No. 94. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1983. L1801.9 St94 68-94.
Discusses the rules and procedures for special sessions and outlines two issues that gave rise to Governor Mark White's call for a special session -- continuation of the Texas Employment Commission and the state's brucellosis-control programs.
House Study Group. The 1982 Special Session: A Preview. Interim News Number 67-13. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1982. L1801.9 St94 67i-13.
Examines issues to be considered during the special session beginning May 24, 1982. Topics listed in Governor Clements' call for the 1982 special session included repeal of the state property tax and a one-time appropriation to fund repairs, renovation, and new construction at universities that benefit from the tax.
House Study Group. The 1981 Special Session: A Preview. Special Legislative Report Number 73. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1981. L1801.9 St94 67-73.
Explains the procedures for a special session and discusses the issues included in Governor Clements' June 11th call for the session. Reviews five topics listed in the call: state ad valorem tax, creation of a Texas water trust fund, Congressional redistricting, revision of the property tax code, consideration of the Medical Practice Act.
House Study Group. Special Sessions of the Legislature. Special Legislative Report Number 32. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1978. Ll801.9 St94 65-32
Updates a 1977 publication that analyzes the law relating to special sessions and describes how called sessions differ from their regular counterparts.
House Study Group. Special Sessions. Special Legislative Report. Austin, TX: House Study Group, 1977. L1801.9 St 94 65-ls
Analyzes the law relating to special sessions and describes how called sessions differ from their regular counterparts.
Texas Legislative Council. Summary of Enactments 70th Legislature: Regular Session, First and Second Called Sessions. Information Report No. 87-3. Austin, TX: Texas Legislative Council, 1987. L1400.7 Ac27 1987
Provides synopses of all bills enacted during the 1987 regular session as well as the 1st and 2nd called sessions. Summaries of joint resolutions passed by the legislature, proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution, are also included.
Texas Legislative Council. Summary of Enactments of the 71st Legislature of the State of Texas. Austin, TX: Texas Legislative Council, 1991. L1400.7 Ac27 1989
Provides official captions of all bills enacted during the 1989 regular session and the 1st through 6th called sessions. Captions of joint resolutions passed by the legislature proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution are also included. Entries arranged by subject area.
Texas Legislative Council. Enactments of the 72nd Legislature: Regular Session, First, Second, and Third Called Sessions 1991-1992. Austin, TX: Texas Legislative Council, 1992. L1400.7 Ac27 1991
Provides official captions of all bills enacted during the 1991 regular session and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd called sessions. Captions of joint resolutions passed by the legislature proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution are also included. Entries arranged by subject area.
Texas State Board of Education. School Finance Plan Transmitted to the 71st Texas Legislature Third Called Session. Austin, TX: Board of Education, 1990 E1000.8 F49t 1990
Presents the board's mission and goals for education and its plan for school finance. Specifies resources needed to provide an adequate basic educational program. Also provides the board's response to the Edgewood decision.
Whatley, Thomas L. Voters' Guide to the 1984 Special Legislative Session on Education and Taxes. Austin, TX: Texas Government Newsletter, 1984. 328.764 D349 1984
Compiles and explains significant record votes cast by representatives and senators during the June 4th special session (68th Legislature, 2nd Called Session).