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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 

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.

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

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