83rd Legislative Session

Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: Report for Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013.

The Senate recessed until 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013.

  • The Senate will call the Senators on Thursday afternoon to determine if the Senate needs to return on Friday.
  • Bills Vetoed
  • Official veto proclamations and line item vetoes are available in the Index of Options page for each bill.
  • Note: Time Warner has notified us that there will be routine maintenance on Wednesday, June 26, between 1am and 5am for an anticipated period of 15 minutes.


    Type Signed Vetoed Filed Without Signature
    HB 710 15 7
    SB 687 11 7
    HJR 6    
    SJR 4    
    Totals 1407 26 14

     Governor Opens the Call…

    • 6/11 – The Governor has added legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities, and legislation relation to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.
      Governor’s message to the legislature
    • 6/10 – The Governor has added legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.
      Governor’s message to the legislature.
    • 5/27 – The Governor calls a special session to consider legislation which ratifies and adopts the interim redistricting plans ordered by the federal district court as the permanent plans for the Texas House, Texas Senate and US House.
      Governor’s press release.


  • Redistricting Maps for the First Called Session
    To select a plan click on Plans>Shaded> and select the plan referenced in the bill under consideration.
  • To access Daily Reports, Calendars, Tracking Reports,… for the regular session use the normal navigation drop downs and select the 83R session.
    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 courts and the Capitol. Read Here.
  • 6/20 – Rep. Dale twitter: Rep. Dale evaluates first legislative session. Read Here.
  • 6/20 – Rep. Krause twitter: Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious. Read Here.
  • 6/20 – Rep. Klick: Local Governments Reeling Under ObamaCare Costs. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Watson twitter: “Are we really reducing abortions, or just the legal ones?” Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Davis twitter: Dewhurst Tweet on Abortion Bill Raises Eyebrows. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Rep. Donna Howard twitter: After Hours of Debate, Senate OKs Abortion Regulations. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Deuell twitter: Stricter abortion rules get the nod. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Senator Garcia Saddened by Republican Disregard for Women’s Health. See Press Releases.
  • 6/19 – Rep. Farrar: Speaks Out on Bad Women’s Health Bills. See Press Releases.
  • 6/19 – KVUE: Texas Senate drops abortion ban after 20 weeks. See Video.
  • 6/19 – YNN: Capital Tonight – Abortion bills trigger fierce Senate debate. See Video.
  • 6/19 – KXAN: Lehmberg speaks about Integrity Unit. See Video.
  • 6/19 – KXAN: Get first look at new UT medical school. See Video.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Uresti twitter: History of Juneteenth. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Van de Putte: Three San Antonio lawmakers make Best Legislators list for 2013. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Dr. Bonnen twitter: Oil, natural gas price projections vary widely on industry survey. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – TAB Praises Governor for Signing SB 1730. See Policy.
  • 6/19 – Sen. Lucio twitter: Perry signs bill to boost SPI beach maintenance revenue. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Dr. Bonnen twitter: U.S. Considers Exporting More Oil for First Time Since ’70s. Read Here.
  • 6/19 – Office of Gov: Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief of Business Facilities Magazine. See Video.