83rd Legislative Session

January 31, 2014
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Interim Charges for the Texas 83rd Legislative Session

Today, Speaker Joe Straus issued interim charges to every standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The charges highlight some of the issues that the House will study and investigate to prepare for the next legislative session, which will […]
August 6, 2013
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Texas 2013 Legislative Session Ends

Texas 2013 Legislative Session Ends Last night, the Texas Legislature found the third time was a charm! The House and Senate passed HB 1 and SJR 1 in a compromise plan to fund transportation. After almost seven months in Austin […]
July 1, 2013
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Texas Political News: July 1 Special Session Agenda

Texas Political News: July 1 Special Session Agenda The House will convene at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. Hegar files SB 1, Abortion Bill. The Governor has called a […]
June 27, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 The House will convene at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. The Governor signed the Redistricting Bills. The […]
June 26, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 The House adjourned sine die. Speaker issued a proclamation expanding the scope of the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations to monitor conduct of executive appointees, including university regents. […]
June 24, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Monday, June 24th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Monday, June 24th, 2013 The House recessed until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The Senate recessed until 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013. Senate Items Eligible Calendar A motion to suspend the […]
June 22, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Friday, June 21st, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Friday, June 21st, 2013 The House recessed until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013. Sunday’s Calendar has been set. The Senate recessed until 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013. Note: Time Warner has notified […]
June 20, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Thursday, June 20th, 2013 In the News: 6/20 – Rep. Guillen twitter: Rare veto override sought to restore Public Integrity Unit funding. Read Here. 6/20 – Rep. Martinez Fischer twitter: Redistricting tango dances between […]
June 20, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 The House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calendar’s set SB 23 for Friday. Calendar’s is tentatively expecting to set the Transportation bill for Sunday and then […]
June 19, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 In the News: 6/18 – Rep. Stickland twitter: Texas governor signs strongest email privacy law in the US. Read Here. 6/18 – Rep. Martinez-Fischer twitter: Supreme Court strikes down AZ […]
June 19, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Monday, June 17th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Monday, June 17th, 2013 The House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013. The Senate recessed until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Bills Vetoed Official veto proclamations and line item vetoes […]
June 14, 2013
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Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Friday, June 14th, 2013

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Friday, June 14th, 2013 The House recessed until 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2013. The Governor signed SB 21 (drug screening) The Senate recessed until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The Senate […]