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83rd Regular Session
January 8, 2013 - May 27, 2013

Leadership

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

Bill statistics for the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session

Status HB HCR HJR HR SB SCR SJR SR Total
HB & SB
Total
Filed 3950 207 130 3213 1918 49 63 1100 5868 10630
Passed 732 153 6 3173 705 36 4 1100 1437 5909
Vetoed 15 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 28 28

Membership statistics for the 83rd Legislature

DescriptionHouse
Members
Senate***
Members
Total
Gender *
Male 119 24 143
Female 31 6 37
Party affiliation *
Democrat 55 11 66
Republican 95 19 114
Incumbency **
Incumbents 106 25 132
Freshmen 41 5 46
Age *
Under 30 2   0
30 - 39 25   0 25 
40 - 49 43   5   48 
50 - 59 46   14   60 
60 - 69 30   11   41 
70 and over 3   0
No response 0

* Gender, party affiliation, and age calculations are based on the membership as of the first day of session: 01/08/2013.

** Incumbent totals include members who served the previous session. Freshman totals include members whose first terms began the first day of session: 01/08/2013.

    Not included as incumbent or freshman:
  • Rep.Abel Herrero (first served in 79th session)
  • Rep.Joseph E. Moody (first served in 81st session)
  • Rep.Chris Turner (first served in 81st session)

*** Senator Mario Gallegos died on 10/16/2012. Election laws required his name to remain on the general election ballot, and he was elected to the 83rd Senate. He is not included in the statistics above.


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