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Special sessions and years

Leg Session Days Governor Begin date End date Session topics Summary
85th 1st C.S. 29 Greg Abbott Jul 18, 2017 Aug 15, 2017 21 topics Proclamations
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83rd 1st C.S. 30 Rick Perry May 27, 2013 Jun 25, 2013 4 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Rick Perry Jul 1, 2013 Jul 30, 2013 3 topics Proclamations  
  3rd C.S. 7 Rick Perry Jul 30, 2013 Aug 5, 2013 1 topic Proclamations  
82nd 1st C.S. 30 Rick Perry May 31, 2011 Jun 29, 2011 6 topics Proclamations  
81st 1st C.S. 2 Rick Perry Jul 1, 2009 Jul 2, 2009 3 topics Proclamations  
79th 1st C.S. 30 Rick Perry Jun 21, 2005 Jul 20, 2005 22 topics Proclamations  
  2nd C.S. 30 Rick Perry Jul 21, 2005 Aug 19, 2005 21 topics Proclamations  
  3rd C.S. 30 Rick Perry Apr 17, 2006 May 16, 2006 12 topics Proclamations
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78th 1st C.S. 29 Rick Perry Jun 30, 2003 Jul 28, 2003 30 topics Proclamations  
  2nd C.S. 30 Rick Perry Jul 28, 2003 Aug 26, 2003 5 topics Proclamations  
  3rd C.S. 28 Rick Perry Sep 15, 2003 Oct 12, 2003 14 topics Proclamations  
  4th C.S. 28 Rick Perry Apr 20, 2004 May 17, 2004 14 topics Proclamations  
72nd 1st C.S. 30 Ann W. Richards Jul 15, 1991 Aug 13, 1991 10 topics Proclamations
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1st & 2nd C.S.
  2nd C.S. 7 Ann W. Richards Aug 19, 1991 Aug 25, 1991 13 topics Proclamations (see above)
  3rd C.S. 7 Ann W. Richards Jan 2, 1992 Jan 8, 1992 3 topics Proclamations  
  4th C.S. 24 Ann W. Richards Nov 10, 1992 Dec 3, 1992 1 topic Proclamations
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71st 1st C.S. 30 William P. Clements Jun 20, 1989 Jul 19, 1989 59 topics Proclamations  
  2nd C.S. 29 William P. Clements Nov 14, 1989 Dec 12, 1989 1 topic Proclamations  
  3rd C.S. 30 William P. Clements Feb 27, 1990 Mar 28, 1990 2 topics Proclamations 3rd - 6th C.S.
  4th C.S. 30 William P. Clements Apr 2, 1990 May 1, 1990 3 topics Proclamations (see above)
  5th C.S. 29 William P. Clements May 2, 1990 May 30, 1990 3 topics Proclamations (see above)
  6th C.S. 4 William P. Clements Jun 4, 1990 Jun 7, 1990 37 topics Proclamations (see above)
70th 1st C.S. 2 William P. Clements Jun 2, 1987 Jun 3, 1987 4 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 William P. Clements Jun 22, 1987 Jul 21, 1987 72 topics Proclamations  
69th 1st C.S. 3 Mark W. White, Jr. May 28, 1985 May 30, 1985 3 topics Proclamations  
  2nd C.S. 30 Mark W. White, Jr. Aug 6, 1986 Sep 4, 1986 19 topics Proclamations
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2nd C.S.
  3rd C.S. 23 Mark W. White, Jr. Sep 8, 1986 Sep 30, 1986 21 topics Proclamations
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3rd C.S.
68th 1st C.S. 4 Mark W. White, Jr. Jun 22, 1983 Jun 25, 1983 11 topics Proclamations 1st C.S.
  2nd C.S. 30 Mark W. White, Jr. Jun 4, 1984 Jul 3, 1984 31 topics Proclamations
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2nd C.S. Post
67th 1st C.S. 30 William P. Clements Jul 13, 1981 Aug 11, 1981 20 topics Proclamations
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1st C.S.
  2nd C.S. 5 William P. Clements May 24, 1982 May 28, 1982 7 topics Proclamations 2nd C.S.
  3rd C.S. 3 William P. Clements Sep 7, 1982 Sep 9, 1982 2 topics Proclamations  
65th 1st C.S. 11 Dolph Briscoe Jul 11, 1977 Jul 21, 1977 5 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Dolph Briscoe Jul 10, 1978 Aug 8, 1978 18 topics Proclamations
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2nd C.S.
63rd 1st C.S. 3 Dolph Briscoe Dec 18, 1973 Dec 20, 1973 1 topic Proclamations
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62nd 1st C.S. 4 Preston Smith Jun 1, 1971 Jun 4, 1971 10 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 3 Preston Smith Mar 28, 1972 Mar 30, 1972 2 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 24 Preston Smith Jun 14, 1972 Jul 7, 1972 1 topic Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 30 Preston Smith Sep 18, 1972 Oct 17, 1972 30 topics Proclamations
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61st 1st C.S. 30 Preston Smith Jul 28, 1969 Aug 26, 1969 2 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 14 Preston Smith Aug 27, 1969 Sep 9, 1969 12 topics Proclamations
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60th 1st C.S. 30 John B. Connally, Jr. Jun 4, 1968 Jul 3, 1968 3 topics Proclamations
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59th 1st C.S. 10 John B. Connally, Jr. Feb 14, 1966 Feb 23, 1966 1 topic Proclamations
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57th 1st C.S. 30 Price Daniel, Sr. Jul 10, 1961 Aug 8, 1961 24 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 5 Price Daniel, Sr. Aug 10, 1961 Aug 14, 1961 2 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 Price Daniel, Sr. Jan 3, 1962 Feb 1, 1962 39 topics Proclamations
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56th 1st C.S. 30 Price Daniel, Sr. May 18, 1959 Jun 16, 1959 11 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Price Daniel, Sr. Jun 17, 1959 Jul 16, 1959 13 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 21 Price Daniel, Sr. Jul 17, 1959 Aug 6, 1959 3 topics Proclamations
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55th 1st C.S. 30 Price Daniel, Sr. Oct 14, 1957 Nov 12, 1957 56 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 21 Price Daniel, Sr. Nov 13, 1957 Dec 3, 1957 3 topics Proclamations
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53rd 1st C.S. 30 Robert Allan Shivers Mar 15, 1954 Apr 13, 1954 23 topics Proclamations
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51st 1st C.S. 30 Robert Allan Shivers Jan 31, 1950 Mar 1, 1950 39 topics Proclamations
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47th 1st C.S. 11 Coke R. Stevenson Sep 9, 1941 Sep 19, 1941 1 topic Proclamations
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45th 1st C.S. 30 James V Allred May 27, 1937 Jun 25, 1937 29 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 James V Allred Sep 27, 1937 Oct 26, 1937 3 topics Proclamations
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44th 1st C.S. 30 James V Allred Sep 16, 1935 Oct 15, 1935 34 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 James V Allred Oct 16, 1935 Nov 14, 1935 31 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 James V Allred Sep 28, 1936 Oct 27, 1936 3 topics Proclamations
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43rd 1st C.S. 30 Miriam Ferguson Sep 14, 1933 Oct 13, 1933 153 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Miriam Ferguson Jan 29, 1934 Feb 27, 1934 116 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 Miriam Ferguson Aug 27, 1934 Sep 25, 1934 59 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 30 Miriam Ferguson Oct 12, 1934 Nov 10, 1934 9 topics Proclamations
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42nd 1st C.S. 30 Ross S. Sterling Jul 14, 1931 Aug 12, 1931 31 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 26 Ross S. Sterling Sep 8, 1931 Oct 3, 1931 28 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 23 Ross S. Sterling Aug 30, 1932 Sep 21, 1932 23 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 10 Ross S. Sterling Nov 3, 1932 Nov 12, 1932 2 topics Proclamations
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41st 1st C.S. 30 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. Apr 22, 1929 May 21, 1929 58 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. Jun 3, 1929 Jul 2, 1929 40 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 18 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. Jul 3, 1929 Jul 20, 1929 14 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 30 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. Jan 20, 1930 Feb 18, 1930 13 topics Proclamations
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  5th C.S. 30 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. Feb 19, 1930 Mar 20, 1930 51 topics Proclamations
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40th 1st C.S. 30 Daniel J. Moody, Jr. May 9, 1927 Jun 7, 1927 78 topics Proclamations
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39th 1st C.S. 26 Miriam Ferguson Sep 13, 1926 Oct 8, 1926 125 topics Proclamations
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38th 1st C.S. 1 Pat M. Neff Mar 15, 1923 Mar 15, 1923 4 topics Proclamations  
  2nd C.S. 30 Pat M. Neff Apr 16, 1923 May 15, 1923 58 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 Pat M. Neff May 16, 1923 Jun 14, 1923 16 topics Proclamations
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37th 1st C.S. 30 Pat M. Neff Jul 18, 1921 Aug 16, 1921 134 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 9 Pat M. Neff Aug 17, 1921 Aug 25, 1921 3 topics Proclamations
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36th 1st C.S. 5 William P. Hobby May 5, 1919 May 9, 1919 3 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 William P. Hobby Jun 23, 1919 Jul 22, 1919 253 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 William P. Hobby May 20, 1920 Jun 18, 1920 204 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 12 William P. Hobby Sep 21, 1920 Oct 2, 1920 30 topics Proclamations
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35th 1st C.S. 30 James E. Ferguson Apr 18, 1917 May 17, 1917 96 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 59 James E. Ferguson Aug 1, 1917 Aug 30, 1917 24 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 William P. Hobby Aug 31, 1917 Sep 29, 1917 71 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 30 William P. Hobby Feb 26, 1918 Mar 27, 1918 172 topics Proclamations
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34th 1st C.S. 30 James E. Ferguson Apr 29, 1915 May 28, 1915 77 topics Proclamations
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33rd 1st C.S. 30 Oscar Branch Colquitt Jul 21, 1913 Aug 19, 1913 50 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Oscar Branch Colquitt Aug 24, 1914 Sep 22, 1914 8 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 Oscar Branch Colquitt Sep 23, 1914 Oct 22, 1914 7 topics Proclamations
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32nd 1st C.S. 30 Oscar Branch Colquitt Jul 31, 1911 Aug 29, 1911 86 topics Proclamations
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31st 1st C.S. 30 Thomas Mitchell Campbell Mar 13, 1909 Apr 11, 1909 27 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 30 Thomas Mitchell Campbell Apr 12, 1909 May 11, 1909 38 topics Proclamations
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  3rd C.S. 30 Thomas Mitchell Campbell Jul 19, 1910 Aug 17, 1910 27 topics Proclamations
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  4th C.S. 24 Thomas Mitchell Campbell Aug 18, 1910 Sep 10, 1910 7 topics Proclamations
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30th 1st C.S. 30 Thomas Mitchell Campbell Apr 12, 1907 May 11, 1907 31 topics Proclamations
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29th 1st C.S. 30 S.W.T. Lanham Apr 15, 1905 May 14, 1905 12 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 9 S.W.T. Lanham Mar 26, 1906 Apr 3, 1906 1 topic Proclamations  
28th 1st C.S. 30 S.W.T. Lanham Apr 2, 1903 May 1, 1903 15 topics Proclamations
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27th 1st C.S. 30 Joseph D. Sayers Aug 6, 1901 Sep 4, 1901 27 topics Proclamations
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  2nd C.S. 27 Joseph D. Sayers Sep 5, 1901 Oct 1, 1901 4 topics Proclamations
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26th 1st C.S. 30 Joseph D. Sayers Jan 23, 1900 Feb 21, 1900 22 topics Proclamations
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25th 1st C.S. 30 Charles A. Culberson May 22, 1897 Jun 20, 1897 14 topics Proclamations
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24th 1st C.S. 7 Charles A. Culberson Oct 1, 1895 Oct 7, 1895 5 topics Proclamations
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22nd 1st C.S. 30 James Stephen Hogg Mar 14, 1892 Apr 12, 1892 16 topics Proclamations  
20th 1st C.S. 30 Lawrence Sullivan Ross Apr 16, 1888 May 15, 1888 7 topics Proclamations
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18th 1st C.S. 30 John Ireland Jan 8, 1884 Feb 6, 1884 14 topics Proclamations
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17th 1st C.S. 30 Oran M. Roberts Apr 6, 1882 May 5, 1882 31 topics Proclamations
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16th 1st C.S. 30 Oran M. Roberts Jun 10, 1879 Jul 9, 1879 91 topics Proclamations
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14th 2nd R.S. 63 Richard Coke Jan 12, 1875 Mar 15, 1875 56 topics Supp. Mat.  
12th Provisional 17 Edmund J. Davis Feb 8, 1870 Feb 24, 1870 3 topics Supp. Mat.  
  1st C.S. 112 Edmund J. Davis Apr 26, 1870 Aug 15, 1870 36 topics Proclamations
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  Adjourned 82 Edmund J. Davis Sep 12, 1871 Dec 2, 1871 5 topics Supp. Mat.  
10th 1st C.S. 20 Pendleton Murrah May 9, 1864 May 28, 1864      
  2nd C.S. 30 Pendleton Murrah Oct 17, 1864 Nov 15, 1864 5 topics Proclamations
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9th 1st C.S. 34 Francis R. Lubbock Feb 2, 1863 Mar 7, 1863 21 topics Supp. Mat.  
8th 1st C.S. 20 Sam Houston Jan 21, 1861 Feb 9, 1861      
  Adjourned 23 Edward Clark Mar 18, 1861 Apr 9, 1861      
6th Adjourned 57 Elisha M. Pease Jul 7, 1856 Sep 1, 1856      
4th 1st C.S. 29 Peter Hansbrough Bell Jan 10, 1853 Feb 7, 1853      
3rd 1st C.S. 26 Peter Hansbrough Bell Aug 12, 1850 Sep 6, 1850      
  2nd C.S. 16 Peter Hansbrough Bell Nov 18, 1850 Dec 3, 1850      

The subject of legislation in special sessions is limited by gubernatorial proclamation. See Article III of the Texas Constitution.

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