The Texas Legislature meets in regular session for 140 days every other year. To keep the legislative process moving smoothly, the House
rules include a series of end-of-session deadlines
. Deadlines that take effect in the next week are:
May 21: Last day for the House to consider second reading Senate bills or joint resolutions on the Daily or Supplemental Calendar.
May 22: Last day for the House to consider local and consent Senate bills on second and third reading, and all third reading Senate bills and joint resolutions on the Supplemental Calendar. Last day for the Senate to consider bills or joint resolutions on second or third reading.
May 23: Senate amendments must be distributed in the House before midnight.
May 24: Last day for the House to act on Senate amendments. Before midnight, Senate copies of conference committee reports on tax, general appropriations, and reapportionment bills must be printed and distributed.
May 25: Before midnight, copies of all conference committee reports must be distributed.
May 26: Last day to adopt conference committee reports or concur on amendments.
May 27: Last day of session. Corrections only.
As we approach the end of the 83rd Regular Session, the library will be compiling daily bill statistics.