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81st Regular Session
January 13, 2009 - June 1, 2009

Leadership

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Speaker(s) of the House: Joe Straus 

Bill statistics for the 81st Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 4836 285 140 3140 2583 87 50 1117 7419 12238
Passed 867 203 9 3073 592 55 0 1111 1459 5910
Vetoed 20 2 0 0 16 1 0 0 36 39

Membership Statistics for the 81st Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate
Members
Total
Gender *
Male 113 25 138
Female 37 6 43
Party affiliation *
Democrat 74 12 86
Republican 76 19 95
Incumbency **
Incumbents 128 29 157
Freshmen 20 2 22
Age *
Under 30 1   0
30 - 39 25   1   26 
40 - 49 35   3   38 
50 - 59 48   20   68 
60 - 69 37   7   44 
70 and over 4   0

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/13/2009.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/13/2009.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:
  • Rep.Al Edwards (first served in 66th session)
  • Rep.Todd Hunter (first served in 71st session)


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