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Conference Committee Reports and Bill Statistics

The 84th Regular Session ends Monday, June 1. As the end of session nears, House and Senate members are meeting in conference committees to resolve differences between their versions of bills. For information on the conference committee process, please see How a Bill Becomes Law and Guide to Texas Legislative Information.
 
To see a list of bills still in conference committee, please click here. The members of a bill's conference committee are listed in Texas Legislature Online, and can be viewed by searching on the bill. For instructions on searching in TLO, please see the TLO Help section.
 
The below chart provides a snapshot of bill statistics as of 11:30 am today.
 
 
 

Week in Review, May 28th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about senior hunger in America. (National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, April 2015)
  • Consider the relationship between development and flood risk in Central Texas. (Texas Tribune, May 26, 2015)
  • Check out conditions at Texas beaches. (TexasBeachWatch.com, accessed May 27, 2015)
  • Review ways to track federal spending. (Congressional Research Service, May 13, 2015)
 
 

Bill Statistics, 133rd Legislative Day

Bill statistics comparing the 133rd legislative day of the 84th and the 83rd Regular Sessions are below. For information about what happens to a bill after it passes, please see our Legislative FAQ page. We've also calculated bill statistics for earlier points in the 84th Regular Session.
 
 
 
 

Week in Review, May 21st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider nursing home quality ratings by state. (Kaiser Family Foundation, May 14, 2015)
  • Read about disparities between reported state educational test results and data reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. (Achieve, May 14, 2015)
  • Examine employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in Texas. (The Williams Institute, May 2015)
  • Trace the changing demographics of the American electorate by state or the country as a whole. (Center for American Progress, February 24, 2015)
 
 
 

Bill Statistics & Upcoming Deadlines

As the 84th Legislature draws to a close, a series of end-of-session deadlines begins to take effect. Below is a list of deadlines that occur next week:
  • Monday, May 25: Deadline for house to distribute last House Local and Consent Calendar with senate bills.
  • Tuesday, May 26: Last day for house to consider senate bills and joint resolutions, other than local and consent, on second reading on House Daily or Supplemental Calendar.
  • Wednesday, May 27: Last day for house to consider local and consent senate bills on second and third reading and all senate bills or joint resolutions on third reading on House Supplemental Calendar. Last day for senate to consider all bills and joint resolutions on second or third reading.
  • Thursday, May 28: Midnight deadline for house to distribute senate amendments.
  • Friday, May 29: Last day for house to act on senate amendments. Midnight deadline for senate to print and distribute senate copies of conference committee reports on tax, general appropriations, and reapportionment bills. Last day for senate committees to report all bills and joint resolutions.
  • Saturday, May 30: Midnight deadline for house to distribute house copies of all conference committee reports. Midnight deadline for senate to print and distribute senate copies of all conference committee reports on bills other than those on tax, general appropriations, and reapportionment and all house amendments to senate bills and joint resolutions that did not go to a conference committee.
  • Sunday, May 31: Last day for house to adopt conference committee reports or discharge house conferees and concur in Senate Amendments. Last day for senate to adopt conference committee reports or concur in house amendments.
  • Monday, June 1: Last day of 84th Regular Session; corrections only in house and senate.
House and Senate calendars are available on the Texas Legislature Online, and Senate agendas are available in hard copy from the library (Rm. 2N.3). 
 
Bill statistics for the period of Nov. 10, 2014 - May 19, 2015 are below. For information about what happens to a bill after it passes, please see our Legislative FAQ page.
 
  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  4,340 2,136
Reported out of committee 1,953 857
Passed by chamber of origin 1,162 717
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 1,107 709
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 369 478
Passed opposite chamber 121 201
Sent to the Governor (bills only) 84 96
Signed by the Governor (bills only) 3 42
 

Week in Review, May 14th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider state policies and programs that cover dental sealants for low-income children. (Pew Charitable Trusts, April 23, 2015)
  • See where the wealthiest zip codes in America are. (Experian, ©2014-2015)
  • Read about the Second Circuit opinion in ACLU v. Clapper, related to bulk collection of telephone records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, May 9, 2015)
  • Track the public's view of the Affordable Care Act over the last five years. (Kaiser Family Foundation, ©2015)
  • Get tips on conducting free legal research, in parts one and two. (LLRX.com, April 26 & 30, 2015)
 
 

Bill Statistics & Upcoming Deadlines

As the 84th Legislature draws to a close, a series of end-of-session deadlines begins to take effect. Below is a list of deadlines that occur next week:
 
  • Wednesday, May 20: Deadline for house to distribute last House Local and Consent Calendar with local house bills.
  • Friday, May 22: Last day for house to consider local house bills on second and third reading. First day senate can consider bills and resolutions the first day they are posted on the Senate Intent Calendar.
  • Saturday, May 23: Last day for house committees to report senate bills and senate joint resolutions.
  • Sunday, May 24: Deadline for house to distribute last House Daily Calendar with senate bills and senate joint resolutions.
House and Senate calendars are available on the Texas Legislature Online, and Senate agendas are available in hard copy from the library (Rm. 2N.3). 
 
Bill statistics for the period of Nov. 10, 2014 - May 14, 2015 (as of 2:45pm) are below.
 
  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  4,340 2,136
Reported out of committee 1,953 845
Passed by chamber of origin 1,032 702
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 824 643
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 246 309
Passed opposite chamber 55 113
Sent to the Governor 35 94
Signed by the Governor 1 6
 

Week in Review, May 7th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
 
 

Bill Statistics & Upcoming Deadlines

As the 84th Legislature draws to a close, a series of end-of-session deadlines begin to take effect. Below is a list of deadlines that occur next week:
  • Monday, May 11: Last day for house committees to report house bills and house joint resolutions.
  • Tuesday, May 12: Deadline for house to distribute last House Daily Calendar with house bills and joint resolutions.
  • Wednesday, May 13: Deadline for house to distribute last House Local and Consent Calendar with consent house bills.
  • Thursday, May 14: Last day for house to consider house bills and joint resolutions on second reading on House Daily or Supplemental Calendar.
  • Friday, May 15: Last day for house to consider consent house bills on second and third reading and all third reading house bills or joint resolutions on House Supplemental Calendar.
House and Senate calendars are available on the Texas Legislature Online, and Senate agendas are available in hard copy from the library (Rm. 2N.3). 
 
Bill statistics for the period of Nov. 10, 2014 - May 6, 2015 are below.
 
  House Bills (HB) & Joint Resolutions (HJR) Senate Bills (SB) & Joint Resolutions (SJR)
Filed  4,339 2,135
Reported out of committee 1,818 809
Passed by chamber of origin 686 599
Referred to committee in opposite chamber 502 564
Reported out of committee in opposite chamber 52 140
Passed opposite chamber 6 54
Sent to the Governor 2 29
Signed by the Governor 0 4
 

Bills in the News: Red Light Cameras

Bills in the News
In this occasional post, we feature topics receiving widespread media coverage, tips for finding bills filed during the 84th legislative session, and related resources.
 
Bills in the News: Red Light Cameras
 
Bill search
 
Search for bills related to red light cameras on the Texas Legislature Online:
 
Try using the subject PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS (S0439) to find bills related to red light cameras.
 
 
Resources
 
Court Documents
  • In re Jody Weiderman; Emergency original petition for writ of mandamus (No. 15-0243; red-light cameras, City of Arlington), March 27, 2015
  • In re Jody Weiderman; Original emergency petition for writ of mandamus (No. 02-15-00101-CV; red-light cameras, City of Arlington), March 20, 2015
  • Jody Weiderman v. City of Arlington; Plaintiff's original petition and application for temporary restraining order (Cause No. 236-277052-15; red-light cameras), February 25, 2015
 
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