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79th Regular Session
January 11, 2005 - May 30, 2005

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Speaker(s) of the House: Tom Craddick 

Bill statistics for the 79th Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3592 250 102 2316 1892 43 43 1109 5484 9347
Passed 876 171 5 2269 513 27 4 1105 1389 4970
Vetoed 8 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 20 20

Membership statistics for the 79th Legislature

Description House
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender
Male 118 27 145
Female 31 4 35
Party affiliation
Democrat 63 12 75
Republican 86 19 105
Incumbency
Incumbents 132 31 163
Freshmen 16 0 16
Age
Under 30 3 0 3
30 - 39 20 0 20
40 - 49 45 5 50
50 - 59 34 22 56
60 - 69 39 4 43
70 and over 8 0 8

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session, 01/11/05.
** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/11/05. Not included as incumbent or freshman:
Rep. Tracy King (first served in 74th session)
*** Elizabeth Ames-Jones was elected to the 79th House of Representatives, but was not sworn in. She is not included in the statistics above.
***** Melissa Noriega was sworn in on January 11, 2005 as a temporary acting representative to serve as a replacement for Rep. Rick Noriega under Article XVI, Section 72 of the Texas Constitution. The chart above includes statistics for Rep. Rick Noriega only.

Sources: Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Texas Senate and Office of the Chief Clerk, Texas House of Representatives


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