Texas 86th Legislative Session

86th Legislative Session Begins

With the 86th Texas Legislature opening in just a few days, lawmakers will soon begin selecting leaders, debating rules, and setting in motion their priorities for the session. Here are some upcoming dates, stories, and events to watch: Legislature Convenes and Approves Rules. The 86th Texas Legislature will convene at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019…

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Texas 86th Legislative Session

Bonnen Announces Parliamentarian Appointments for 86th Session

Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), the Texas House speaker-elect, announced that Sharon Carter and Hugh Brady will serve jointly as Parliamentarians for the House of Representatives in the 86th Legislative Session. Sharon Carter has an extensive resume serving the state of Texas, including more than 15 years of parliamentary experience. Carter previously served as the Associate…

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Texas 86th Legislative Session

Bonnen Announces Staff Selections as Speaker

While the House of Representatives will not officially vote on its next speaker until the opening of the legislative session on January 8th, Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), who recently announced the pledged support of 109 members and members-elect, has already begun making staff announcements for his speakership.  On Tuesday, November 13th, Bonnen announced former Plano GOP…

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