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76th Regular Session
January 12, 1999 - May 31, 1999

Leadership

Governor: George W. Bush
Lieutenant Governor: Rick Perry
Speaker(s) of the House: James E. "Pete" Laney 

Bill statistics for the 76th Legislature

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3855 320 97 1379 1911 90 45 1224 5766 8921
Passed 960 237 11 1349 662 66 6 1209 1622* 4500
Vetoed 25 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 32 34

* Bills signed by the Governor: 1586
Bills effective without the Governor's signature: 3
Bills signed by the Governor with line-item veto: 1
Other: 1 (Returned to House; no further action taken)

Membership statistics for 76th Legislature

Description House
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 121 28 149
Female 29 3 32
Party affiliation
Democrat 78 15 93
Republican 72 16 88
Incumbency
Incumbents 139 29 169
Freshmen 26* 2 28
Ethnicity**
African-American 14 2 16
Caucasian 108 22 130
Hispanic 28 7 35
Age
Under 30 2 0 2
30-39 21 1 22
40-49 54 12 66
50-59 39 13 52
60-69 26 5 31
70 and over 4 0 4
No response 4 0 4

* Includes Representative Capelo, elected 05/1998 (before the end of the 76th Regular Session.)

** Terms beginning on or before 01/12/1999.

Senate ethnicity source: Secretary of the Senate memo, February 5, 2003, 'Texas Senate: 63rd - 78th Legislatures'. Secretary of the Senate. 2003.
House ethnicity source: House Chief Clerk's Office, lists of House members and race, 70th - 78th Legislatures. House Chief Clerk's Office. 2003.
Additional sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives


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